How food insecurity is defined and measured in Canada
The extent of household food insecurity in Canada and who is most impacted
How food insecurity is rooted in social and economic disadvantage, systemic racism, and the legacy of colonialism
What food insecurity says about Canada’s social safety net and the need to strengthen it so that it is accountable for ensuring all Canadians have enough money to afford basic needs
“So we’ve got these lightning rods, like the fact that the mere presence of a child under the age of 18 in a household is enough to trigger an increased risk of food insecurity. Or the receipt of social assistance or employment insurance benefits is enough to increase risk. Those tell us that the safety net isn’t as good as it needs to be.”
The Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health and Social Justice (GSA RightsNotCharity) is an alliance of individuals and organizations across Canada, the US, and the UK that advocates for the realization of the right to food.