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food support, food security, food insecurity, barriers to food, socio-economic, social policy


This research report investigates the challenges faced by Muslim women in accessing food support services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The study focuses on exploring the relationship between these challenges, and the adoption of alternative food strategies. To gather insights, a comprehensive online survey was conducted using Teams Forms, comprising of 20 questions intended for surveying 20-25 qualified participants. The primary objective of this research is to gain a nuanced understanding of the barriers—whether systemic or interpersonal—experienced by Muslim women in accessing food supports. Key findings highlight the critical importance of financial constraints and budgeting needs, revealing how these factors influence the adoption of alternative strategies to secure sufficient food. Additionally, the study sheds light on the importance of increasing accessibility to food supports within the GTHA.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Manauf, H., (2024). Food for thought [Unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.


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