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CIFST Webinar: A tale of two trends: Key insights from HungerCount 2021

  • 27 Apr 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


  • FREE for CIFST members in good standing

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A tale of two trends: Key insights from HungerCount 2021

The impacts of the pandemic and rapidly rising costs of living are impacting Canadians from coast to coast. This webinar will give some insights from Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2021, our signature research publication that gives a point in time snapshot of food bank use nationwide. The study gives some insights into two key trends in regards to “who” is accessing food banks nationwide, and how these trends are reflective of larger systemic issues. The webinar will also give our top line recommendations about what needs to change to help achieve our vision of a Canada where no one goes hungry.


Richard Matern, Director of Research, Food Banks Canada


Richard Matern is the Director of Research at Food Banks Canada. His past work includes leading large scale community based research projects which helped to inform the income security review process in Ontario. Richard and his colleagues at Food Banks Canada conduct research that amplifies the driving forces behind food bank use in Canada, and recommend solutions to address them. The research also assists their advocacy efforts to inform the government, policy makers and the general public about what is ultimately needed to achieve their goal of a Canada where no one goes hungry. Richard was also part of the research team that developed the Ontario Deprivation Index, the first poverty measure of its kind in Canada.

Event Details:

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST


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