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Tue, Oct 04


Online Event

Food Security in Canada: A public health and policy perspective

Did you know that 1 in 8 Canadian households are fighting food insecurity? Find out what can be done to help during the next SPE Public Forum: Food Security in Canada. Join us and three expert panelists for this interactive forum event to learn and discuss the impact of food security in Canada from

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Food Security in Canada: A public health and policy perspective

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Online Event

About the Event

Speaker slides:

Peter Berry - food security forum.pdf

Gisèle Yasmeen - food security forum.pdf

Erna van Duren - food security forum.pdf

Food insecurity in Canada is a serious public health problem that has worsened due to the cumulative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and social and economic policies. This inability to acquire or consume an adequate diet of sufficient quantity or quality disproportionately affects vulnerable groups like the elderly, people with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and children. Greater public awareness and ambitious policy solutions are necessary to combat this challenge. To increase public understanding of the public health dangers associated with food insecurity and promote effective policy solutions, SPE's Public Forum, "Food Insecurity in Canada," will explore:

  1. How the pandemic is affecting food insecurity;
  2. Resources to help those experiencing food insecurity; and
  3. Policies to address growing food insecurity amongst Canadians.

This public forum will foster multilateral education and collaboration among the lay community, early career researchers, health experts and policymakers to drive fundamental improvements to the research, awareness and policies addressing food insecurity.

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