Commentary

This page features commentary by PROOF investigators and staff, including blog posts on the PROOF site and contributions to other outlets. These pieces bring together research findings to provide perspective on different issues around addressing household food insecurity.

2022

Persistently high rates of food insecurity demand policy action on inadequate income

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, August 16, 2022

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

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, March 16, 2022

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2021

A decade of proof on how to tackle food insecurity in Canada

By Tim Li, published in The Hill Times, December 28, 2021

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A look back at 10 years of PROOF

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, December 28, 2021

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Food drives are not the answer to poverty and hunger

By Elaine Power, Paul Taylor, and Valerie Tarasuk, published in Toronto Star, December 5, 2021

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To eliminate food insecurity, we must dismantle anti-Black racism

By Tim Li, published in Healthy Debate, October 26, 2021

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P.E.I. made history by setting a timeline for eliminating food insecurity: Here’s how they can achieve it.

By Jennifer Taylor, Tim Li, and Valerie Tarasuk, published in The Guardian (P.E.I)/Saltwire Network, June 17, 2021

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Prince Edward Island: The first jurisdiction to set explicit targets for reducing food insecurity

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, April 21, 2021

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2020

Food banks can’t adequately address COVID-19 food insecurity

By Valerie Tarasuk and Lynn McIntyre, published in Policy Options, April 28, 2020

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More Canadians are Food Insecure Than Ever Before – And the Problem is Only Getting Worse

By Valerie Tarasuk, published in Homeless Hub, March 11, 2020

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2018

Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times

By Catherine Mah, published in The Conversation, August 2, 2018

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The case for more comprehensive data on household food insecurity

By Valerie Tarasuk, Timmie Li, Andrew Mitchell, and Naomi Dachner, published in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, May 16, 2018

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2017

Food waste and food insecurity in Canada

By Naomi Dachner and Valerie Tarasuk, published in Policy Options, October 23, 2017

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Provinces and Territories Opting Out of Measuring Household Food Insecurity

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, May 25, 2017

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2016

Monitoring Food Insecurity around the World and in Canada

By Tim Li, published in PROOF blog, June 10, 2016

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Food insecurity remains a persistent national public health problem

By Naomi Dachner, published in Homeless Hub, April 5, 2016

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Food bank stats don’t tell the story of food insecurity

By Tim Li, published in Think Upstream, March 3, 2016

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Political Talk about Food Insecurity in Canada

By Laura Anderson, published in University of Toronto Press, February 24, 2016

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Five things about food insecurity in Canada

By Carolyn Shimmin and Valerie Tarasuk, published in Policy Options, January 7, 2016

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2015

Donating ‘edible waste’ to food banks in exchange for tax credit? Now that’s a rubbish idea

By Valerie Tarasuk, published in The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2015

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2014

It is time that all Canadians have access to adequate food!

By Naomi Dachner, published in Homeless Hub, February 6, 2014

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2013

Fitting time to reflect on hunger in Canada

By Naomi Dachner, published in Homeless Hub, October 15, 2013

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Food insecurity indicator of poor progress on poverty

By Rachel Loopstra, published in Canada without Poverty, August 6, 2013

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Food insecurity hits home for many Canadian households

By Naomi Dachner, published in Homeless Hub, July 25, 2013

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