For a full pandemic recovery, Northern Canada needs policy change on food insecurity

“A symptom of a larger issue”

Why It Matters

Before the COVID-19, over half of Nunavut’s households experienced food insecurity. Pandemic lockdowns have heighted the issue. In partnership with Community Foundations Canada we look at Qajuqturvik Food Centre, which is providing solutions through food, tradition and community.

Food insecurity is a pressing problem in Canada’s North. In Nunavut, 57 percent of households are food insecure — the highest rates in the country, and more than four times Canada’s national average.

While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, the pandemic’s economic impact and lockdown measures are expected to exacerbate food insecurity in the region. One reason for this is the high price of fo

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