50% of Canadians who are food insecure have a disability.  We must move.

50% of Canadians who are food insecure have a disability. We must move.

The creation of the Canada Disability Benefit will provide an important income supplement to meet basic needs

Mississauga, ONAnd the September 21 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Maple Leaf Foods and Maple Leaf Center for Food Security (“The Center”) has launched a campaign to advance the creation of the Canada Disability Benefit.

in Canada, one of the world’s richest countries, nearly six million people struggle to get enough food. Fifty percent (50%) of the people in Canada Food insecure people have a disability 1. This is largely an income issue, exacerbated by social, health, geographic and cognitive factors. According to Statistics Canada, 41 percent of people living on low incomes have a disability, and with the additional costs of living and physical barriers, they are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. 2. A recent study found that households with a disabled person are nearly twice as likely to be food insecure than households without a disabled person. 3.

“Living with a disability should not mean a life of poverty and hunger,” he said. Sarah Stern, Leader, Maple Leaf Center for Food Security. “Our focus is on accelerating structural solutions to reduce food insecurity in Canada. With the creation of the Canada Disability Benefit, addressing the injustice of food insecurity among people with disabilities is within our reach as a nation. We were very pleased to see Bill C-22 debated in the House yesterday and encourage the government to expedite the design and implementation of benefits.”

There is still a lot of work to be done to get help, to design it and then to legalize it, but people need the income today. This campaign highlights Disability Without Poverty’s work to ask the public to show their support for the Canadian Disability Pension so that people with disabilities can live meaningful lives with independence, independence and dignity. They are calling on Canadians to help by sending a file message To their deputies to support this feature.

“The Canada Disability Benefit should be a high political priority because it will provide real support for those living with a disability,” he said. Rabia KhaderNational Director Disability without poverty. “The Canada Disability Benefit has received broad political support and we urge the government to fast-track its design and implementation. We are grateful for the support of our partners to help elevate this problem as an issue that needs immediate action.”

People living with a disability in Canada They represent 22 percent of Canadians, making them the largest minority group in Canada 4. People with disabilities often rely on their families for support, which means that more than 60 percent of Canadians live with an individual who has or is affected by a disability. 5. In a recent survey, Disability Without Poverty found that 89 percent of Canadians support the Canada Disability Pension and feel the country should collaborate to significantly reduce disability and poverty 6.

About the Maple Leaf Center for Food Security

The Maple Leaf Center for Food Security (the “Center”) is a registered charitable organization committed to working collaboratively to reduce food insecurity in Canada 50% by 2030. The Center advocates for critical public policies and invests in building knowledge and programs that enhance the ability of people and communities to achieve sustainable food security. The center was established in 2016 and is managed by a board of directors comprising four independent experts.

About Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (“Maple Leaf Foods”) is a carbon neutral company with a vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, responsibly producing nutritional products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections® and Schneiders® and Schneiders® Country Naturals®, Mina®, Greenfield Natural Meat Co.®, Lightlife®, and Field Roast™. Maple Leaf Foods employs approximately 13,500 people and does business in them Canadaand the United States and Asia. The head office of the company is located in Mississauga, OntarioIts shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).

About disability without poverty

Disability Without Poverty (“DWP”) is a Canadian grass-roots movement led by people with disabilities, with a space for everyone to join. DWP is supported by private and community foundations to maintain its independence and ability to advocate and partner with government. For more information, go to www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca.


1 Statistics Canada, Center for Income and Social and Economic Welfare Statistics, Canada Income Survey 2020 (custom tabulation)

2 https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/new-release-survey-on-poverty-and-disability/

3 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31820414/

4 https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/89-654-x/89-654-x2018002-eng.htm

5 https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/publications/open-letter-petition/

6 https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/new-release-survey-on-poverty-and-disability/

Source: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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