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Links: food security

Food insecurity is the lack of access to a sufficient quality or quantity of safe, nutritious food due to financial limitations (or, in cases of food deserts, limited physical access). In Canada, it’s a major problem that affects millions of people: before the COVID pandemic, approximately 4.5 million people were food insecure, or about 1 in 8. In just the first two months of the pandemic that number grew by 39%.

Green Resilience Project announces first local partners

The Green Resilience Project is thrilled to introduce its first group of partners who will host conversations to identify and document what communities need to build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis—from responses to local climate impacts to the transition out of fossil fuel employment. 

Explainer: What is community resilience?

Community resilience is a community’s ability to meet, respond to and recover from complex challenges like the ones brought on by climate change and income insecurity. When we talk about building resilience, we’re talking about ensuring communities have the tools they need to respond to the impacts of things like severe weather, global pandemics or the wide-ranging impacts of a low-carbon transition. So, in conditions like ours, how can communities build or maintain resilience?

Resource roundup: climate, income, resilience and more

One of the Green Resilience Project’s goals is to share news, information and resources related to the ideas explored in our community conversations: climate change, income security, community resilience and the transition to a low-carbon economy. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a (non-exhaustive) list of resources for anyone looking to learn more about these topics, their Canadian contexts and the links between them.

Explainer: What is a basic income?

Basic income has a long history in Canada. From a basic income pilot that took place in rural Manitoba in the 1970s to a recent and prematurely cancelled pilot that took place in Ontario in 2017-18, basic income has grown from a trendy economic idea to one that is currently being discussed and debated at the highest levels of government. So what is it?