Five things you should know about food insecurity in Canada

Over four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, will experience some level of food insecurity this year

Five things you should know about food insecurity in CanadaBy Carolyn Shimmin George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Valerie Tarasuk University of Toronto This year, over four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, will experience some level of food insecurity. Food insecurity, also known as ‘food poverty,’ can cause significant anxiety over diminishing household food supplies. It also results in individuals…

The relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Low income limits an individual’s opportunity to achieve their full health potential because it limits choices

The relationship between poverty and health in CanadaWith a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects, even climate change. But what seems surprisingly absent from the political hustings so far has been a fulsome discussion of the health of everyday…