No.3, October 2015

Population Awareness 

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Chernobyl Without Humans: A Wildlife Haven

Researchers have found that in the absence of humans, the numbers of large mammals living in Chernobyl's exclusion zone are on the rise. Wolves living in the zone, for example, are seven times more  numerous than those in nearby uncontaminated nature reserves.

Family Planning

Male Birth Control Pill: One Step Closer?

Oral contraceptives for men are now a step closer to reality thanks to a breakthrough using organ transplant medication, say researchers in Japan.

Sexual Health, Rights and Education in Canada

Victory for Abortion Access

Effective June 18th, 2015, abortions were taken off the list of medical services excluded for billing coverage between provinces and territories in Canada, according to the Interprovincial Health Insurance Agreements Coordinating Committee (IHIACC).  
Where's the Controversy in Saving Lives?

Where's the Controversy in Saving Lives?

Melinda Gates argues for women and girls having access to family planning - the information and the tools - as the best way to empower them to determine their own futures and to enjoy far better lives.
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October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

refugee girls in Pakistan

While the International Day of the Girl Child underscores the profound benefits of empowering adolescent girls globally, the UN and world governments have hardly begun to address the key issue of child brides. Each year 15 million girls are married before reaching the age of 18, according to Girls Not Brides. Ninety percent of all adolescent pregnancies take place within these marriages. A result is that pregnancy or childbirth problems are the leading cause of death in girls aged 15-19 in most developing countries. 

PIC in Action - Our Team

PIC is pleased that its President, Dr. Madeline Weld, will be devoting more time to campaigning and advocacy work following her retirement. A lifelong crusader for gender equality, family planning and reduced global population numbers, Madeline has been with PIC since its inception in 1992 and has also served as a Director of Planned Parenthood Ottawa.


A Worthy Cause 

woman holding birth control pills

All women deserve safe, affordable contraception. Join our campaign to make family planning an integral, significant part of Canadian aid.

Sign Petition to the Prime Minister

A Delivery Challenge


PIC is the voice of Canadians concerned with overpopulation and its environmental impact. Founded in 1992, it campaigns to increase support for reproductive health and education, especially for women and girls, and for universal, voluntary access to family planning which the UN notes "...could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than any other single technology available to the human race." 
Fact: Continued global population growth, together with overconsumption, is incompatible with a healthy, sustainable future for humanity and the environment.

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