Drawing on data for 54,000 households from Statistics Canada's Canadian Income Survey conducted in 2021, a disturbingly high rate of household food insecurity was identified. Food insecurity consists of inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints.
The prevalence of household food insecurity in Canada matters because food insecurity is such a potent social determinant of health. Food-insecure people are more likely than others to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems and infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Read the report by PROOF.