The table below contains more information regarding the indicator.
Prevalence of food insecurity
No specific target
This indicator measures the proportion of families living with food insecurity.
Canada, provinces and territories
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The levels of food security are defined as:
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The survey is conducted nationwide, in both the provinces and the territories. It covers all individuals in Canada, excluding persons living on reserves and other Indigenous settlements in the provinces, the institutionalized population, and households in extremely remote areas with very low population density. Overall, these exclusions amount to less than two percent of the population.