• 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

  • Research | Story

    Money speaks: Reductions in severe food insecurity follow the Canada Child Benefit

    The rate of severe food insecurity dropped by one-third among low-income families after the introduction of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) in 2016.

    November 8, 2019

  • 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

  • Announcement | Story

    Food insecurity featured in Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy

    Household food insecurity will be included as one of the indicators on the the federal Poverty Reduction Strategy’s online dashboard.

    August 22, 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

  • Commentary | Story

    Provinces and Territories Opting Out of Measuring Household Food Insecurity

    In 2015 and 2016, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon chose not to monitor food insecurity. As a result, there will be no national estimates for those years.

    May 25, 2017

  • Story

    Basic Income Can Reduce Food Insecurity and Improve Health

    Dr. Valerie Tarasuk spoke with U of T writer Jim Oldfield on the potential of a basic income to reduce food insecurity and improve health.

    November 28, 2016

  • 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

  • Story

    Monitoring Food Insecurity around the World and in Canada

    We discuss the differences between household food insecurity monitoring in Canada and the recent release of international food insecurity rates by the UN.

    June 10, 2016