What makes this Strategy different?
- Canadian Inuit experience the highest rates of food insecurity of any Indigenous population in an industrialized nation.
- Inuit food insecurity is one of the longest-lasting public health crises faced by a Canadian population.
- Food insecurity can cause significant negative health impacts.
- There is currently no federal policy in place to end Inuit food insecurity.
- Low-income Inuit spend the majority of their income on basic food and shelter.
- Inuit communities have very high cost-of-living and poverty rates.
- High Inuit food insecurity rates will only be improved by partnering with Inuit to advance Inuit-driven solutions.