Abortion Pill Access Still a Challenge for Many, Despite New Guidelines

November 15th, 2017 PIC is pleased that Health Canada has issued new guidelines that will ease restrictions on how Mifegymiso, also known as the abortion pill, is prescribed and dispensed in Canada — guidelines that should make it [...]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, News & Updates|0 Comments

The Government’s Proposal to Ramp Up Immigration Levels is Misguided

Share Tweet Share Forward For Immediate Release November 10th, 2017 The Government’s Proposal to Ramp Up Immigration Levels is Misguided The Canadian government announced in October that it would significantly increase the intake of immigrants [...]

Ending Child Marriage in Africa by 2030: The Beginnings of a Movement?

November 1st, 2017 In a potentially significant population-related development, political leaders, activists, and local chiefs from West and Central Africa have met to commit to ending child marriage — this in a region with among the world’s highest birth rates and [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, Human rights, News & Updates|0 Comments

Ranking the World’s Megacities: A Wake Up Call for Women’s Reproductive Rights and Health

October 19th, 2017 In a recent poll — the first of its kind — 380 gender experts on women’s issues ranked Lima, Peru as the world's worst megacity for women to obtain reproductive healthcare. The poll, conducted in June and July, highlights [...]

Earth Overshoot Day and World Population Day: Different Approaches to the Same Problem

July 19th, 2017 Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's consumption exceeds the environment's renewal capacity. According to Global Footprint Network (GFN), the international research organization responsible for the Earth Overshoot Day initiative, this year it falls on [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: articles, Global facts, News & Updates|0 Comments

Population Growing, Iqaluit Could Face a Water Crisis Within Five Years

But there's no policy in place to address growth. June 19th, 2017 CBC News, citing a new study by researchers at York University and the University of Waterloo, reported recently that Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years owing [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Climate Change, Environment, News & Updates, Press Release, Uncategorised|0 Comments