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    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.

    August 16, 2022

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    What does record inflation mean for household food insecurity in Canada?

    If nothing is done to increase the incomes of vulnerable households in line with inflation, we can expect to see food insecurity worsen.

    March 16, 2022

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    A decade of proof on how to tackle food insecurity in Canada

    Read our new op-ed in The Hill Times on what our decade of research on food insecurity tells us about the solutions needed to address this problem.

    December 28, 2021

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    A look back at 10 years of PROOF

    PROOF started in 2011 through a CIHR Programmatic Grant to identify viable and effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada.

    December 15, 2021

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    Food drives are not the answer to poverty and hunger

    PROOF principal investigator, Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, recently co-authored a Toronto Star op-ed with Dr. Elaine Power and Paul Taylor of FoodShare Toronto.

    December 6, 2021

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    When it comes to tackling food insecurity, tackling anti-Black racism is an important part of the puzzle

    We’ve known for a while that Black households in Canada are more likely to be food insecure, but little has been done to better understand this disparity.

    October 26, 2021

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    The Guardian Op-ed – P.E.I. made history by setting a timeline for eliminating food insecurity: Here’s how they can achieve it.

    In this op-ed, we discuss the significance of the food insecurity reduction targets set by the new Poverty Elimination Strategy Act in PEI.

    June 23, 2021

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    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

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    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

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    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