• 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

  • 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

  • Commentary

    Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times

    New op-ed from PROOF’s Dr. Catherine Mah discusses the cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot and the potential of a basic income to reduce food insecurity.

    August 3, 2018

  • Commentary | Research

    New commentary in Public Health Agency of Canada journal

    PROOF researchers review the existing state of household food insecurity measurement in Canada and propose changes to close critical gaps in the monitoring.

    May 23, 2018

  • Commentary | Story

    Food waste and food insecurity in Canada

    PROOF researchers discuss why diverting food waste to charitable food programs will not address food insecurity in Canada.

    October 23, 2017

  • Commentary | Story

    Provinces and Territories Opting Out of Measuring Household Food Insecurity

    In 2015 and 2016, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon chose not to monitor food insecurity. As a result, there will be no national estimates for those years.

    May 25, 2017

  • Commentary | Research

    Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Problem Definition and Potential Solutions in the Public Policy Domain

    Researchers found that legislators tied food insecurity to food banks, despite evidence that food banks are unable to address the problem.

    March 15, 2016

  • Commentary | Story

    Food bank stats don’t tell the story of food insecurity

    Food bank statistics are a poor barometer of food insecurity because they don’t describe the size of the problem or how it’s changing over time.

    March 3, 2016

  • Commentary | Story

    5 Things Canadians Need to Know About Food Insecurity

    Over four million Canadians experience some level of food insecurity. Here are 5 things you should know about food insecurity in Canada.

    January 14, 2016