Food insecurity in Canada is the worst it’s ever been — here’s how we can solve it
Drawing on data from StatCan’s Canadian Income Survey, our new report has found that the percentage of households with inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints rose to 17.8% in 2022 from 15.9% in 2021.
November 19, 2023
PROOF submits brief on potential for a guaranteed livable basic income to reduce food insecurity
PROOF submitted a brief to the Senate highlighting the potential for a guaranteed livable basic income to reduce food insecurity and improve health.
July 24, 2023
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What the measures in the 2023 budgets mean for food insecurity
Budget season has come to an end. The 2023-2024 federal, provincial, and territorial budgets come at a critical time where record inflation has put considerable financial strain on many Canadians.
April 13, 2023
New CRDCN research-policy snapshots on household food insecurity
Check out 2 new research-policy snapshots on the relationship between food insecurity and pain-driven emergency department visits, and on differences in food insecurity classification
February 8, 2023
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PROOF writes open letter to Minister Gould and Minister Bibeau
PROOF has sent an open letter calling for a stop to the unsubstantiated assertions in government consultations that a school food policy will reduce food insecurity for families.
December 9, 2022
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PROOF and Campaign 2000 submits brief to Standing Committee on Health
This submission summarizes how the federal government could improve children’s health by increasing the amount that low-income families receive from the Canada Child Benefit.
December 6, 2022
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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
AHS review and recommendations on food insecurity screening
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recently published an extensive review of the literature on food insecurity screening in healthcare settings.