Which of the Following is NOT an Essential Service? Roads, Schools, Food Access: Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms

Abstract:

This paper engages young Aboriginal mothers in the process of understanding how the dynamics of food insecurity in Toronto, with attention to colonization and government policies. During a mural project, urban Aboriginal women were asked to paint a picture of what food security would look like in the city. Participants indicated that they required access to fresh food at food banks; experience a lack of access to traditional foods, outside of special events; feel stress when it comes to providing their children with healthy, culturally desirable food; and believe that community-building among Aboriginal persons in the city would positively affect their food security.

Citation:

Cyndy Baskin, Bonnie Johnston, Ruth Koleszar-Green, Nadya Melanson, Cheryl Osawamick, “Which of the Following is NOT an Essential Service? Roads, Schools, Food Access: Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms”. Toronto, ON: CUHI Seminar Series, Feb. 2008.

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Which of the Following is NOT an Essential Service? Roads, Schools, Food Access: Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms