PROOF News & Stories

The latest updates from our research on effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Resource

    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

  • Commentary

    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

  • Story

    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

  • Announcement

    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