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  • Research | Story

    Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic: food charity, government assistance and employment

    Our new study looks food insecurity in the early days of the pandemic as it relates to employment and the new federal funding for food charity.

    May 7, 2021

  • Commentary | Story

    Prince Edward Island: The first jurisdiction to set explicit targets for reducing food insecurity

    Earlier this month, MLAs in PEI unanimously passed the first bill in Canada that sets explicit and binding targets for food insecurity reduction.

    April 21, 2021

  • Research

    Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth

    Our new study demonstrated the association between the severity of food insecurity and mental illnesses in a nationally representative youth sample.

    February 24, 2021

  • Announcement

    PROOF investigator appointed to Order of Canada

    Congratulations to PROOF founding investigator Dr. Lynn McIntyre on her appointment to the Order of Canada!

    November 30, 2020

  • Research

    Severe food insecurity associated with mortality among lower-income Canadian adults approaching eligibility for public pensions: a population cohort study

    Our new study found that severely food-insecure adults approaching 65 years old were more likely to die before collecting public pensions.

    October 5, 2020

  • Research

    Maternal Food Insecurity is Positively Associated with Postpartum Mental Disorders in Ontario, Canada

    Our new study found that maternal food insecurity during pregnancy is associated with postpartum mental disorders and a greater risk of infants being treated in the ER.

    September 17, 2020

  • Research

    Who Is Food Insecure? Political Storytelling on Hunger, Household Food Choices, and the Construction of Archetypal Populations

    In this new study, we analyzed causal stories in Canadian political discussion about household food insecurity in provincial and federal Hansard records.

    August 27, 2020

  • Research

    Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults

    This new study demonstrates that more severely food insecure adults have greater odds of acute care admission and having same-day surgery.

    August 7, 2020

  • Commentary | Story

    Food banks can’t adequately address COVID-19 food insecurity

    A basic income, not expanded food charity, is critical as the pandemic plunges more Canadians into deprivation.

    May 2, 2020

  • Commentary | Resource | Story

    More Canadians are food insecure than ever before – and the problem is only getting worse

    PROOF provides a long-awaited look into food insecurity in this country. Drawing on the 2017-18 CCHS, we found that 1 in 8 households were food insecure.

    March 11, 2020