Household Food Insecurity in Canada  2022
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Household Food Insecurity in Canada 2022

21 November 2023

Summary

Interpreting the statistics in this report 13 Prevalence of food insecurity in the ten provinces in 2022 In 2022, 17.8% of households in the ten provinces experienced some level of food insecurity during the previous 12 months, the highest prevalence reported to date. [...] Household food insecurity by province, 2022 16 What do we know about the prevalence of household food insecurity in the territories? The monitoring of household food insecurity in Canada has long shown high rates of food insecurity in the territories, particularly Nunavut. [...] The findings of such a high percentage of Black individuals living in food-insecure households and the greater odds of food insecurity for Black-led households are consistent with previous research using CCHS, but not the previous cycle of CIS reported in Households Food Insecurity in Canada, 2021.27, 35 The CIS only began collecting race-based data on CIS 2020, making this the second year of data. [...] Where are we seeing most of the increase in food insecurity? 32 Where are we seeing most of the increase in food insecurity? The increase in the prevalence of household food insecurity in the ten provinces amounts to 312, 000 more food-insecure households in 2022 than in 2021. [...] More research is needed to determine the contribution of inflation to the rise in food insecurity documented in this report and onwards, but we can expect food insecurity to have worsened since 2022, given the continued rise in the costs of living and lack of comparable increases to the incomes of lower-income households.

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