In 2013 and 2014, the Household Food Security Survey Module was optional on Statistics Canada’s annual Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), and British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon chose not to include the measurement of food insecurity for their populations. In this report, we therefore present information about household food insecurity for only Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut for 2014. Examining the results of this survey provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the prevalence, distribution, and relative severity of household food insecurity across the country. The Annual Report on Household Food Insecurity is designed to provide a tool, utilizing Statistics Canada data, to monitor trends and identify priorities for interventions to address this major public health issue. It builds 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.
Authors: Tarasuk, V, Mitchell, A, Dachner, N.
Published By: PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research
Publication Date: April 2016