News Releases and Speeches Archive

The Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security hosts third Food Security Symposium

October 20, 2022

Accelerating action on food insecurity in Canada, impacting 5.8 million people   TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2022 /CNW/ - The Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security ("the Centre") h...

The Centre commits $1.3 million to the Alex Community Health Centre, Community Food Centres Canada, and Food Banks Canada

October 13, 2022

Projects focus on wrap-around services for community health centre patients, a knowledge exchange initiative, and a research project to develop a material deprivation index for Canada MISSI...

50% of Canadians who struggle with food insecurity have a disability. We must act.

September 21, 2022

The creation of the Canada Disability Benefit will provide critical income supplement to meet basic needs MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 21, 2022 /CNW/ – Maple Leaf Foods and the ...

A trip to Misipawistik Cree Nation

June 20, 2022

Centre team member Merryn Maynard spends a weekend with the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative at the first Northern Advisors gathering Shortly after the Maple Le...

Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security Awards Three New Scholarships

June 16, 2022

Three scholarships will support research into resources to support food security among perinatal women, the relationship between food insecurity and mental health among adolescents, and Indigenous...

The Centre commits over $800,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank, Carrefour Solidaire Community Food Centre, and the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative

April 28, 2022

Projects focus on testing wrap-around services for food bank users, scaling a grocery card model, and funding to advance food sovereignty in First Nations communities MISSISSAUGA, ON , Apr...

Maple Leaf Foods and Michael H. McCain Commit $12.5 Million to Reduce Food Insecurity in Canada

April 21, 2022

Advances the work of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security to work collaboratively to reduce food insecurity by 50% by 2030  MISSISSAUGA, ON ,  April 21, 2022 &n...

Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security Commits $600,000 to Prosper Canada

February 28, 2022

New Benefits wayfinder will enable 100,000 more low-income Canadians to access government benefits, boost their incomes and reduce food insecurity MISSISSAUGA, ON , Feb. 28, 2022 /CNW/ - The M...

5 years ago, we launched the Centre!

December 6, 2021

Reflections on our five-year anniversary by Michael McCain and Lynda Kuhn. Michael McCain…  My life has always revolved around food. When I was young, I worked in the potato...

Canadians Want Action on Food Insecurity

October 6, 2021

 Campaign highlights the impossible choices people face to feed their families MISSISSAUGA, ON , Oct. 6, 2021 /CNW/ - In the lead-up to World Food Day on October 16 th , the Maple Lea...