[WEBINAR] Food Insecurity in Canada: Identifying Policy Options to Reduce Household Food Insecurity

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 1 PM Eastern time

Location - Online Webinar

The latest statistics on household food insecurity in Canada tells us that the story remains the same — it is a large problem that hasn’t gotten any better for as long as it has been systematically monitored. There needs to be more effective responses from provincial and federal governments if we are to address this serious public health problem. 

Join us for a webinar with Valerie Tarasuk (PROOF, University of Toronto), Afua Asantewaa (Food Secure Canada), and Kristina Craig (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) for a discussion on the current state of food insecurity in Canada, who are most at risk, and the evidence-based policy interventions that reduce food insecurity by improving the financial resources of low-income households. 

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This webinar will be based on PROOF's report published on August 16, 2022, Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2021 


Dr. Valerie Tarasuk is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She leads PROOF as the program’s Principal Investigator and has worked to expound the scope, nature and health implications of household food insecurity in Canada, assess the effectiveness of community responses, and determine how public policies and programs impact food insecurity prevalence and severity.

Afua Asantewaa is a communities convenor at Food Secure Canada. She is a Food Security Worker and Sustainable Farmer with over 10 years of experience working in under-served communities in Canada and Ghana. In Toronto, she began her work in food security with Afri-Can FoodBasket and eventually worked with FoodShare as the Senior Good Food Program and Community Engagement Coordinator.

Kristina Craig is the executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) and a Food Secure Canada Board Member. She is a community builder whose work includes supporting and building Food Network Yukon, a growing network of  organizations, governments and individuals who are involved in food systems and food security in collaboration with the Yukon Energy Corporation, the Whitehorse Food Bank, and the United Way Society of Yukon.