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  • Commentary | Research | Resource | Story

    Food insecurity in Canada is the worst it’s ever been — here’s how we can solve it

    Drawing on data from StatCan’s Canadian Income Survey, our new report has found that the percentage of households with inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints rose to 17.8% in 2022 from 15.9% in 2021.

    November 19, 2023

  • Resource

    PROOF submits brief on potential for a guaranteed livable basic income to reduce food insecurity

    PROOF submitted a brief to the Senate highlighting the potential for a guaranteed livable basic income to reduce food insecurity and improve health.

    July 24, 2023

  • Commentary | Story

    Canada Child Benefit’s Seventh Year: Reflecting on its unrealized potential to reduce food insecurity

    As Canada commemorates the seventh anniversary of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), it is essential to reflect on the program’s design and its role in addressing household food insecurity among families with children.

    July 21, 2023

  • Commentary | Story

    Canada’s national food policy is at risk of enshrining a two-tiered food system

    The federal government’s approach to food insecurity so far has been funding the expansion of local food charity. Doing so is enshrining a two-tiered food system.

    June 6, 2023

  • Commentary | Story

    Food prescriptions – a short-sighted response to food insecurity

    Providers of food prescriptions in Canada have acknowledged that they are “at best, stopgap measures” & “not a solution to food insecurity”. Canada already has a long history of stopgap measures in food charity. Can we afford to entrench another?

    May 25, 2023

  • Announcement | Story

    New data on household food insecurity in 2022

    We’ve summarize the latest data on food insecurity in 2022 from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Income Survey. In 2022, 6.9 million Canadians, including almost 1.8 million children, lived in a food-insecure household.

    May 2, 2023

  • Announcement

    Job Posting: Part-time Research Analyst (Toronto)

    We are hiring a part-time Research Analyst to support research on the economic predictors of food insecurity, using Statistics Canada population survey data at the downtown campus of the University of Toronto.

    April 27, 2023

  • Resource | Story

    What the measures in the 2023 budgets mean for food insecurity

    Budget season has come to an end. The 2023-2024 federal, provincial, and territorial budgets come at a critical time where record inflation has put considerable financial strain on many Canadians.

    April 13, 2023

  • Story

    What’s behind the federal grocery rebate – Interview on the Shaye Ganam Show

    Dr. Tarasuk spoke with Shaye Ganam on the federal “grocery rebate”, why it is a positive step in policy thinking around addressing food insecurity, and the need to go further with more adequate, enduring income supports in Canada.

    April 11, 2023

  • Commentary | Story

    The 2023 Federal Budget has the right idea, but much more is needed to address food insecurity

    Food insecurity is a problem of income inadequacy. The 2023 federal budget’s “grocery rebate” has the right idea, but falls short.

    March 29, 2023