Research

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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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    Research highlights worsened food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Our new study comparing food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador between 2011-2012 and 2017-2018 found that food insecurity had gotten worse.

    December 10, 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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    New Research & Fact Sheet – Provincial Policy Levers to Reduce Household Food Insecurity

    This fact sheet and video summarizes the findings from a new study looking at the roles of provincial policy and economic environment on food insecurity.

    May 27, 2021

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    Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic: food charity, government assistance and employment

    Our new study looks food insecurity in the early days of the pandemic as it relates to employment and the new federal funding for food charity.

    May 7, 2021

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    Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth

    Our new study demonstrated the association between the severity of food insecurity and mental illnesses in a nationally representative youth sample.

    February 24, 2021

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    Severe food insecurity associated with mortality among lower-income Canadian adults approaching eligibility for public pensions: a population cohort study

    Our new study found that severely food-insecure adults approaching 65 years old were more likely to die before collecting public pensions.

    October 5, 2020

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    Maternal Food Insecurity is Positively Associated with Postpartum Mental Disorders in Ontario, Canada

    Our new study found that maternal food insecurity during pregnancy is associated with postpartum mental disorders and a greater risk of infants being treated in the ER.

    September 17, 2020

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    Who Is Food Insecure? Political Storytelling on Hunger, Household Food Choices, and the Construction of Archetypal Populations

    In this new study, we analyzed causal stories in Canadian political discussion about household food insecurity in provincial and federal Hansard records.

    August 27, 2020

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    Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults

    This new study demonstrates that more severely food insecure adults have greater odds of acute care admission and having same-day surgery.

    August 7, 2020