• Commentary | Story

    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

  • Commentary

    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

  • Commentary | Research | Story

    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

  • Commentary

    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

  • 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