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PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research

PROOF is an interdisciplinary research team investigating household food insecurity in Canada. The goal of this research program is to identify effective policy approaches to reduce household food insecurity, which is defined as the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. 

The website of PROOF is filled with resources (factsheets, webinars…) related to their annual reports on household food insecurity reports which examines household food insecurity in Canada and focuses on the cost of food insecurity, current policies and food insecurity, defining the material conditions necessary to prevent household food insecurity, modeling the impact of interventions on household food insecurity, and understanding how food insecurity is framed as a policy issue.

The downloadable PDFs below are PROOF’s latest annual reports on household food insecurity.

2017-18 PROOF Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Executive Summary

2017-18 PROOF Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Complete Report

This free webinar below was held by Food Secure Canada (FSC) and Valerie Tarasuk from PROOF in March 2019 and it discuss the findings of PROOF’s report on household food insecurity in 2017-18.

Visit the YouTube channels of PROOF and Food Secure Canada for more video resources such as webinars and conferences about food insecurity policy research.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. The CCPA’s Manitoban office works in collaboration with community serving organizations to conduct research that advances social justice and environmental sustainability.

The website of CCPA Manitoba is filled with their reports and publications such as alternative budgets and infographics which can be great tools to educate and engage staff and community members.

The downloadable PDFs below are some of the CCPA’s alternative budgets – FMM contributed to the sections on food security.

MB Alternative Provincial Budget 2020: Summary

MB Alternative Provincial Budget 2020: Complete Document

MB Alternative Provincial Budget 2020: FMM’s contribution on food security

WPG Alternative Municipal Budget 2018: Complete Document

WPG Alternative Municipal Budget 2018: Food security section

The CCPA’s YouTube channel for free educative video resources related to policy alternatives. 


PROOF. University of Toronto. (2020). Retrieved on August 11, 2020 from https://proof.utoronto.ca/ 

Tarasuk V, Mitchell A. (2020) Household food insecurity in Canada, 2017-18. Toronto: Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity (PROOF). Retrieved from https://proof.utoronto.ca/

Food Secure Canada. (2020). Retrieved on August 11, 2020 from https://foodsecurecanada.org/Webinar-PROOF-2017-2018-report 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020 from https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/manitoba 

Canadian Community Economic Development Network. (2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020 from https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en 

Climate Action Team Manitoba. (2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020 from https://climateactionmb.ca/


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