PROOF conducted research on household food insecurity in Canada between 2017-2018. Drawing on data for 103,500 households from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey conducted in 2017 and 2018, they found that 12.7% of households experienced some level of food insecurity in the previous 12 months.
17.3% of children under 18 years of age in Canada (an estimated 1,227,900 children) lived in households affected by some level of food insecurity. The lowest prevalence of children in food-insecure families was found here in BC, at 15.1%. This still means that more than 1 in 7 children in BC are living in food-insecure families.
Learn more through this Globe and Mail article.