Esurio: Journal of Hunger and Poverty

Esurio is a student refereed academic journal published by the Ontario Association of Food Banks ( in collaboration with Meal Exchange ( Esurio publishes articles on issues of hunger, poverty and food security in Ontario through a youth lens. The journal features articles written and reviewed by graduate and undergraduate students and is published twice annually.

Vol 1, No 1 (2008)

Table of Contents

Welcome Remarks

Welcome From The Premier PDF
Dalton McGuinty
Welcome Message - Deb Matthews, Chair of Ontario's Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction PDF
Deb Matthews

Student Articles

Struggles, strengths and solutions: Exploring food security with young Aboriginal moms PDF
Cyndy Ann. Baskin, Bonnie Guarisco, Ruth Koleszar-Green, Nadya Melanson, Cheryl Osawamick
Energy Poverty as Ideological Poverty in Canada PDF
Kristen Meredith. Forbes Cairney
Housing as a Human Right: Understanding the Need to Align Toronto's Legal Planning Framework with City Council's Vision to End Homelessness & the Affordable Housing Crisis PDF
Caroline Cormier
The Orphaned Child: Homelessness as Social Policy in Ontario PDF
Greg Mann
Causes and Consequences of an Unsustainable Food System PDF
Chryslyn Pais
Community Responsibility For Social Welfare: A Beneficial or Negative Shift for Communities for Communities? PDF
Meaghan Ross
Food reclamation as an approach to hunger and waste: A conceptual analysis of the charitable food sector in Toronto, Ontario PDF
Helen Thang
Canadian Women and Children Hit Hard by the Impacts of Food Insecurity - Part One PDF
Leisha Zamecnik

Invited Submissions

Welcome Message & Notes from Richard Florida PDF
Vass Bednar
Energy Poverty is Poverty PDF
Deryk King
Welcome Message - Judith Maxwell PDF
Judith Maxwell
Why Food Banks? PDF
Geoffrey Lougheed
A Response To: Why Food Banks? PDF
Robert White, Karyn Cooper
A Vision for Esurio: Change the World with Words PDF
Adam Spence
Welcome Message - Toronto Food Policy Council PDF
Wayne Roberts