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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

  • Commentary | Story

    What does record inflation mean for household food insecurity in Canada?

    If nothing is done to increase the incomes of vulnerable households in line with inflation, we can expect to see food insecurity worsen.

    March 16, 2022

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    New food insecurity data for 2018/2019 from Statistics Canada

    Statistics Canada’s new report marks the release of new data on food insecurity — the first from Canadian Income Survey (CIS).

    January 7, 2022

  • 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

  • Research | Story

    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

  • 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

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    Healthy Cities in the SDG Era Podcast: Zero Hunger

    Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, spoke with host Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero about food insecurity in Canada in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

    September 8, 2021

  • Research | Story

    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

  • 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