9 September 2022
Based on the number of positive responses to the questions posed, households are classified as food secure (no indication of any income-related problems of food access), marginally food insecure (some concern or problem of food access), moderately food insecure (compromises in the quality and/or quantity of food consumed) or severely food insecure (extensive compromises including reduced food inta. [...] Reporting of food insecurity at the household level We have opted to report the prevalence of food insecurity at the household level, in line with the conceptualization of food insecurity as a household measure and the way it appears in our previous reports. [...] Methodology for Examining Predictors of Food Insecurity 11 Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the Ten Provinces in 2021 In 2021, 15.9% of households in the ten provinces experienced some level of food insecurity during the previous 12 months. [...] The COVID-19 pandemic sparked unprecedented investment of public funds for food charity as a policy response to food insecurity by both federal and provincial governments.30-35 This funding activity has continued into 2021 and 2022, now in response to the record levels of inflation and rising costs of living.36-39 Household Food Insecurity In Canada, 2021 32 Given the ineffectiveness of food chari. [...] The second model adds the economic characteristics of the household (main source of income, homeownership, and income), allowing us to identify the role of economic circumstances in food insecurity and to examine to what extent the association between the sociodemographic characteristics and food insecurity can be explained by household’s economic circumstances.