SRDC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the literature to synthesize existing knowledge about the effectiveness of interventions, at program and policy/systems levels, in reducing household food insecurity in Canada and similar contexts, with a focus on what works, for whom, and under what conditions. Based on the available body of evidence on existing interventions, we are developing ‘archetypes’ of key groups of people who experience household food insecurity, with a view to understanding which interventions work best for which groups, based on unique needs/barriers, while also identifying current gaps in knowledge about appropriate interventions for some groups. By exploring the contexts and typologies of interventions that show the greatest promise in benefiting various archetypes of food insecure households, we strive to inform internal strategy for policy, program, and investment action by the Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security, in support of the Centre’s bold goal to reduce household food insecurity in Canada by 50 per cent by 2030.
Published: May 2023
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Policy Research
Policy Area: Community Capacity
Population: Low-income Populations