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Call for Abstracts--Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada

Deadline July 15, 2016

It has been 35 years since the first food bank opened in Canada, 22 years since questions about household food insecurity first appeared on national surveys, and 10 years since we began systematically monitoring this problem in Canada. Over this period, research has been conducted to describe the extent of the problem, who is affected, health and other consequences, and the lived experience of food insecurity. There have also been critical examinations of current responses and policy directions.

At Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada 2016, we will take stock of current knowledge gaps so that we can forge an agenda for future research that will lead to more effective responses to food insecurity in Canada.

November 17-18, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
Hart House, University of Toronto

The conference program will include a mix of panel discussions as well as presentations on current research. Please submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on topics related to understanding the causes and consequences of and responses to food insecurity in Canada, and the translation of food insecurity research into policy and practice. All relevant abstracts are welcome and will be considered.

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To submit an abstract, please visit The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016. All presenting authors must register for the conference.

Full call for abstracts available at:

Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada 2016 is hosted by PROOF, a CIHR-funded, interdisciplinary research program working to identify effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada.