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Alberta has highest food insecurity rate among Canadian provinces: report
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Alberta has highest food insecurity rate among Canadian provinces: report

Alberta has the highest rate of food insecurity among provinces in Canada, according to a new report out of the University of Toronto. Proof, a research program at the U of T, released its 2021 Household Food Insecurity in Canada report last week. It used data from 54,000 households from Statistics Canada’s 2021 Canadian Income Survey (CIS) and found a “disturbingly high rate of household food insecurity.”Food insecurity refers to the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. Researchers say those most at risk are households with low incomes and limited assets. Indigenous households, those led by female lone parents and those reliant on public income supports other than public pensions are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity. Read more: ...