Food Insecurity

  • 12.7% of Canadian households and 13.3% of Ontario households experience some level of food insecurity. There were 4.4 million people in Canada, including more than 1.2 million children under the age of 18, living in food-insecure households in 2017-1836.
  • Household food insecurity in Canada is higher for families with children (17.3 %), in female lone-parent families (33.1 percent) and families receiving social assistance (60.4 percent)37.
  • Prevalence of household food insecurity in Canada is 3.7X higher among Inuit; 2.7X higher among First Nations living off reserve; and 2.2X higher among M├ętis than among non-Indigenous adults38.

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