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Monitoring Food Insecurity in Canada

UPDATED MAY 12, 2017: We have recently learned that Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon opted out of food insecurity measurement in 2015 and 2016. The fact sheet has been updated to reflect this development.

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Fact Sheet: Monitoring Food Insecurity in Canada

Children in Food Insecure Households

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Fact Sheet: Children in Food Insecure Households

The Impact of Food Insecurity on Health

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Fact Sheet: The Impact of Food Insecurity on Health

Public Policy and Food Insecurity

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Fact Sheet: Public Policy and Food Insecurity

Food Procurement, Food Skills & Food Insecurity

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Listen to PROOF Principal Investigator, Valerie Tarasuk, discuss the findings and importance of this research.(5 minutes) [Download MP3]

For more information about this research, please see: Huisken, A., Orr, S. K., & Tarasuk, V. (2017). Adults’ food skills and use of gardens are not associated with household food insecurity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6), e526-e532. [Abstract]

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Fact Sheet: Food Procurement, Food Skills & Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity and Social Assistance

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Fact Sheet: Food Insecurity and Social Assistance

Food Insecurity and Mental Health

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Fact Sheet: Food Insecurity and Mental Health

Spending Patterns of Food Insecure Households

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Listen to University of Toronto PhD candidate Andrée-Anne Fafard St-Germain discuss her publication on the spending patterns of food insecure households.
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Fact Sheet: Spending Patterns of Food Insecure Households

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