News Releases and Speeches Archive

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...

Raising awareness of food insecurity with Maclean's

September 17, 2021

Maclean's journalist to focus on food insecurity in Canada over the next year. What is food insecurity? Food insecurity, known as uncertain or inadequate access t...

New research released by the Ottawa Food Bank shows impact of novel food bank strategies on food security outcomes

September 9, 2021

This research suggests that better outcomes can be achieved for participants when food banks are integrated with community resource centres and when choice is provided. MISSISSAUGA, ON , Sept. ...

Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security Awards 2021/22 Scholarships in Food Insecurity

June 23, 2021

Three scholarships will support research related to the development of a national school food program, food security policy, and postsecondary student food insecurity   MISSISSAUGA, ON , ...