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Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector
Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector, by Abigail Friendly, looks at the need for a food security policy focusing on social housing providers and clients in Canadian cities. Notwithstanding Canada's prosperity and stated commitment to the right to food at national and international levels, the number of Canadians defined as food insecure reached 1.1 million in 2004. Food insecurity is increasingly being recognized as a crucial issue that lacks a coherent policy response by all orders of government in Canada. The concentration of low-income populations in social housing makes the problem especially acute for its residents and providers. Food security policy alternatives are suggested for social housing authorities in Canadian cities using the notion of community food security.
The CPRN/SHSC Housing Research Internship and Scholar Program is funded by SHSC and run by CPRN. The program's overall aim is to develop Canada's housing research and policy capacity by attracting and retaining the best and the brightest in the housing sector. The program is an intensive four-month policy research training experience that results in the publication of original housing policy research. For information on SHSC, go to www.shscorp.ca.
Release Date: 25 Sep 2008
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