Reports

Annual Reports: Household Food Insecurity in Canada

The Annual Reports on Household Food Insecurity in Canada are designed to provide a tool to monitor trends and support the identification of priorities for intervention to address this major public health problem. They build on the extensive work of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada, and Statistics Canada in monitoring household food insecurity in Canada.

PROOF seeks to improve the accessibility of food insecurity data by regularly reporting it in an easy-to-understand, comprehensive manner. These reports also contain summary data that is often unavailable through other public information sources, positioning PROOF as the unique provider of food insecurity statistics for certain vulnerable populations and from years in which the some jurisdictions opted to not measure food insecurity.

PROOF reports include marginal food insecurity in their analyses and derive estimates of the total number of individuals in food insecure households, allowing for prevalence measures that provide a more comprehensive picture of the state of food insecurity in Canada. For more information, please see the reports themselves, our measurement guide “Household Food Insecurity in Canada:A Guide to Measurement and Interpretation“, and our commentary “The case for more comprehensive data on household food insecurity“.

These reports are original works and the statistics may differ from how others report food insecurity data from Statistics Canada. As such, statistics appearing in PROOF reports should be appropriately attributed to the authors and PROOF.

Reports that have been released:

Report title: Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2017-2018
Released March 12, 2020
Report title: Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2014
Released April 5, 2016
Report title: Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2013
Released October 13, 2015
Report title: Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012
Released February 6, 2014
Last updated April 8, 2016
Report title: Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011
Released July 25, 2013
Last updated April 8, 2016
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Other reports:

Report title: Implications of a Basic Income Guarantee for Household Food Insecurity
Released June 15, 2017
Report title: Priority health equity indicators for British Columbia: Household food insecurity indicator report
Released August 31, 2016