The latest updates from our research on effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada.
Research | Story
A more generous Canada Child Benefit for low-income families would reduce their probability of food insecurity
New PROOF research, led by Dr. Fei Men, found that the additional money provided to families with younger children through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) lowers their risk of household food insecurity.
March 9, 2023
New CRDCN research-policy snapshots on household food insecurity
Check out 2 new research-policy snapshots on the relationship between food insecurity and pain-driven emergency department visits, and on differences in food insecurity classification
February 8, 2023
Reconsidering Food Prescription Programs in Relation to Household Food Insecurity
In their commentary in The Journal of Nutrition, founding PROOF investigators raised important questions about food prescription programs and their relationship with food insecurity.
February 6, 2023
The Big Story Podcast: Why food banks can’t solve the problem of hungry Canadians
Dr. Valerie Tarasuk joined The Big Story Podcast to talk about the need for policy action to address the high and persistent rate of household food insecurity in Canada.
January 26, 2023
Resource | Story
PROOF writes open letter to Minister Gould and Minister Bibeau
PROOF has sent an open letter calling for a stop to the unsubstantiated assertions in government consultations that a school food policy will reduce food insecurity for families.
December 9, 2022
Announcement | Resource
PROOF and Campaign 2000 submits brief to Standing Committee on Health
This submission summarizes how the federal government could improve children’s health by increasing the amount that low-income families receive from the Canada Child Benefit.
December 6, 2022
Commentary | Research
Moment of reckoning for household food insecurity monitoring in Canada
In our new commentary, we discuss the future of monitoring household food insecurity in Canada now that it is regularly measured on two Statistics Canada surveys.
October 13, 2022
Upcoming Webinar with Food Secure Canada – Sept 29, 2022
Join us for a discussion on the current state of food insecurity in Canada, who are most at risk, and the evidence-based policy interventions that reduce food insecurity by improving the financial resources of low-income households.
September 22, 2022
Insécurité Alimentaire des Ménages au Canada, 2021
En 2021, 15,9 % des ménages dans les dix provinces ont connu un certain niveau d’insécurité alimentaire dans les 12 mois précédents. Cela représente 5,8 millions de personnes, dont presque 1,4 million d’enfants de moins de 18 ans qui vivent dans des ménages en situation d’insécurité alimentaire.
September 22, 2022
Commentary | Research | Resource | Story
New report finds persistently high rates of food insecurity, policy action on inadequate income needed
We recently released our latest report on household food insecurity in Canada. In 2021, 15.9% of households in the ten provinces were food-insecure. Learn more about it here.