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N. FOOD SECURITY

Documents

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 185 Kilobytes

2012 Right to Food Brief

Title:Brief presented to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: May 7, 2012.
Author(s):Campbell, Bruce
Corporate Author: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Food security - local food systems|split|Food security - planning, policy|split|Food security - statistics, studies|split|Government of Canada - programs, services|split|Housing - rental|split|Housing - studies, surveys|split|Labour standards, legislation - general|split|Pensions - planning, policy|split|Pensions - reform|split|Poverty - general|split|Women - rights and equality
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

This brief analyzes the impact of key measures in the 2012 federal budget on poverty and inequality, and by extension, on food insecurity in Canada.(Taken from brief)

Language:English
Material Type:Policy Document

Created Date Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Filesize 385 Kilobytes

1999 September Often Hungry, Sometimes Homeless - A Look at Edmonton Families Turning to the Food Bank

Title:Often hungry, sometimes homeless : a look at Edmonton families turning to the food bank.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Gleaners Association
Subject:Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1999
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Filesize 336 Kilobytes

1998 January A Return Look at Two Paycheques Away - Social Policy and Hunger in Edmonton1998 July Poverty in Action - Grassroots Mentoring Project Final Report and Evaluation

Title:A return look at two paycheques away : social policy and hunger in Edmonton.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Gleaners Association
Subject:Food security - planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1998
Language:English
Edition:Update '97
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 169 Kilobytes

1973 November Food Co-operatives Meeting People's Needs

Title:Food co-operatives: meeting people's needs.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Food security - local food systems|split|Food security - planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1973
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Filesize 325 Kilobytes

1973 June The Public Assistance Food Allowance Increase

Title:Task force on public assistance food allowance
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Food security - general|split|Poverty - programs, services
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1973
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 27 February 2014
Filesize 7.87 Megabytes

Vital Signs : a report on food security in Edmonton

Title: Vital Signs : a report on food security in Edmonton.
Call Number: 2013 October
Collection: Alberta
Corporate Author: Edmonton Community Foundation
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Food security - hunger, health | Food security - local food systems | Food security - statistics, studies | Health issues - social determinants of health
Publisher:Edmonton Community Foundation
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2013
Abstract:
Vital Signs- A Report on Food Security in Edmonton contains statistics on a variety of topics related to local food security and the health of Edmontonians. Topics dicussed in this report include the cost of nutritious food, food bank use, diabetes and youth obesity, soil quality, local farming and community gardens, and related topics. It also contains information about recent demographic trends in Edmonton.

Language:English

Created Date Saturday, 12 October 2013
Filesize 979 Kilobytes

2013 Survey Food Security ECF

Title:Omnibus survey [on food security in Edmonton]: August 2013.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Community Foundation
Leger Marketing
Subject:Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:Edmonton Community Foundation
Leger Marketing
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2013
Abstract:

In August 2013, ECF contracted Leger to include three questions in their online OmniWeb survey to gauge Edmontonians’ perceptions of food security in Edmonton.

The survey found that half of Edmontonians (48%) agree that food security is a significant problem in Edmonton. They feel that solving this problem should be a combined effort between individuals and governments.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Saturday, 12 October 2013
Filesize 1003 Kilobytes

2013 Measuring Food Environment

Title:Measuring the food security environment in Canada
Corporate Author: Canada. Health Canada
Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Food security - local food systems|split|Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:Canada
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2013
Abstract:

This report discusses the conceptual models and measurement approachescurrently in use in research on food environments. It examines their application to the Canadian context and the evidence available to date on the association of food environments with diet-related outcomes. The report points out unresolved issues and gaps in the existing research methodology, with an emphasis on research approaches needed to address uniquely Canadian food environments, such as in the North.

The report then takes a closer look at the Canadian context, with a review of 19 Canadian community food assessments. Through interviews with key informants across Canada, the report highlights the experiences and analysis of food researchers in communities across the country. It examines in detail three case studies of notable food environment measurement initiatives within different Canadian contexts.[Taken from report]

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 560 Kilobytes

2012 SalArmy Foodbank

Title:Feeding Canada's families: a report on Salvation Army food services.
Corporate Author: The Salvation Army
Subject:Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:The Salvation Army
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

Since 2009, The Salvation Army in Canada has conducted an annual review of its feeding programs and centres, comprised of both food banks, soup kitchens or meal programs. The results of the study help us to better understand the services provided, the current client demand and whether or not donations are meeting that demand. In 2012, The Salvation Army saw donations remain relatively unchanged year-to-year, while client demand continued to increase. In fact, at Salvation Army food banks, 62 percent reported an increase in clients within the last 12 months. The same can be said for soup kitchens, 64 percent of which saw an increase in demand.

Our fourth annual report also reviewed programs designed specifically to accommodate the growing number of children and families that come to The Salvation Army seeking assistance. With almost 70 percent of food banks reporting an increase in the number of families served, it has become a priority for The Salvation Army to offer services to fit the unique needs of families. The report also examines the communal aspect of the meal experience, and the results indicate that the majority of clients eat in a group, conversing and enjoying meals together.

This year’s findings are part of an annual survey of Salvation Army personnel who have direct involvement in food service and outreach. The survey and resulting report, “Feeding Canada’s Families: A Report on Salvation Army Food Services,” reviews food donation rates, current food-stock level, nutritional value of food offered to clients and the future outlook of food services.

For the fourth consecutive year, The Salvation Army is releasing a summary of its findings, including internal data on its food services and programs. Through the survey and reporting process, The Salvation Army hopes to gain a better understanding of the needs across Canada and stress the importance of providing a sense of dignity for all, whether it’s a hot meal served amongst peers on a cold day, or having enough food on the shelves to help a family get through the week. The fight against hunger and poverty deserves our personal attention. [Taken from report]

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 1.55 Megabytes

2011 Resetting the Table

 

Title:Resetting the table: a people's food policy for Canada.
Corporate Author: People's Food Policy Project
Subject:Food security - general|split|Food security - local food systems|split|Food security - planning, policy
Publisher:People's Food Policy Project
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Canada urgently needs a national food policy. Close to two and a half million Canadians are food insecure. Farmers and fishers are going out of business, our natural environment is being pushed to the limit, a quarter of Canadians are considered obese, and we are the only G8 country without a nationally-funded school meal program. The status quo is no longer an option. The need for change is widely recognized and plans to develop national food policies are being advanced by many sectors, including the majority of federal political parties and influential industry groups. The People’s Food Policy is significantly different from these initiatives. It is the first-ever national food policy to be developed by the food movement itself – a diverse and dynamic network of organizations and individuals working to build a healthy, ecological, and just food system for Canada. The People’s Food Policy embodies a wave of concern, interest and action by citizens who are increasingly questioning how our current food system is organized. From connecting directly with food producers to reclaiming indigenous food systems to setting up food policy councils, people across Canada are taking actions daily that are transforming our food system from the ground up. These actions need to be translated into policy.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


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