Struggles, strengths and solutions: Exploring food security with young Aboriginal moms


  • Cyndy Ann. Baskin
  • Bonnie Guarisco
  • Ruth Koleszar-Green
  • Nadya Melanson
  • Cheryl Osawamick


This article begins with a literature review of factors affecting food security for young Aboriginal mothers. It goes on to describe a unique research approach that combines an Aboriginal research methodology, the use of a secure website, and the creation of an art mural that was implemented in conducting original research with young Aboriginal mothers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The article offers a number of concrete social policy recommendations to address issues of food insecurity for young Aboriginal mothers which could have applications for all lone mothers living in urban settings. It concludes with strategies and ideas for research to improve the lives of marginalized women and their children.






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