• Research | Story

    Geographic & socio-demographic predictors of household food insecurity in Canada

    The study is one of the most comprehensive to elucidate the socio-demographics of food insecurity in Canada, and it shows wide disparities in risk by province and territory, age and Indigeneity, among other factors.

    January 3, 2019

  • Research

    The application of ‘valence’ to the idea of household food insecurity in Canada

    We compiled four datasets in which household food insecurity was discussed, representing different kinds of political forums for debate.

    November 13, 2018

  • Research

    Tacking household food insecurity: An essential goal of a national food policy

    We explore the social epidemiology and health impacts of household food insecurity in Canada, the evidence base for policy intervention, and the role of a national food policy.

    October 3, 2018

  • Research | Resource

    Research snapshot – Food insecurity and use of mental health services

    The Evidence Exchange Network has produced a new research resource on our study of food insecurity and mental health service utilization in Ontario.

    August 16, 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

  • Research

    2 New PROOF Publications Examining Housing and Food Insecurity in Latest Volume of Canadian Journal of Public Health

    2 new studies found that the 2008 recession increased renter’s vulnerability to food insecurity and that half of renters households in subsidized housing were food insecure.

    June 21, 2017

  • Research

    The household food insecurity gradient and potential reductions in adverse population mental health outcomes in Canadian adults

    Findings showed a food insecurity gradient across each of the adverse mental health outcomes – the odds of reporting an outcome increased with the severity of food insecurity.

    June 12, 2017

  • Research | Resource

    New Research & Factsheet – Food Procurement, Food Skills & Food Insecurity

    PROOF has recently published a new study in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, looking at the extent that food skills and garden use relate to household food insecurity in Canada.

    March 13, 2017

  • Research | Story

    Food Insecurity in Poor Canadian Seniors is Greatly Reduced when Guaranteed Annual Income Kicks in

    In a new research article, PROOF researchers show that guaranteed annual income is effective in decreasing food insecurity among low income seniors in Canada.

    September 19, 2016

  • Research

    Legislation Debated as Responses to Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 1995–2012

    This study reviewed Hansard records for 4 jurisdictions to examine the policy proposals put forth to address household food insecurity and how they were debated in legislation.

    June 28, 2016