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We are Agriculture in the Classroom Canada.

Canada’s leader in agriculture education.

Who we are

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is the national voice for agriculture education in Canada. Alongside our AITC member organizations, we are driven by a passion for the agriculture and food sector and lifelong learning. Together, we are committed to engaging Canadian students and educators to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture and food. Transparency, integrity, empowerment and collaboration firmly ground us in everything we do.

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What we do

As a charitable organization, we operate from coast to coast with our nine provincial AITC members to deliver accurate, balanced, and current curriculum-linked agri-food resources, programs, and initiatives that are based on science. Through inquiry-based learning, we encourage students and educators to be curious, critical thinkers. By offering dynamic and unique outreach opportunities to connect with Canadians who make their living in agri-food, we bring students up close and personal with Canada's agriculture and food story.

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EngAGe!

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Toronto | October 8, 2019
Montreal | November 19, 2019
Vancouver | February 11, 2020
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More National Highlights

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Partners in Progress: Annual Report 2018-19

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada's (AITC-C) Partners in Progress: Annual Report was recently released during our  Summer Sharing Session.

It was a busy year for the AITC-C team and AITC family and there were many successes to celebrate! We welcome you to read the full report and share in our excitement for what's to come.

Click here to read the full report!

Before the Plate Resource

Before the Plate Resource Available NOW!

High school teachers - have you seen Before the Plate? Have you been itching to use it as a resource in your classroom?

Download our Before the Plate Teacher Guide which includes FULL access to the Before the Plate documentary!

Download the editable Before the Plate Student Guide so you can tweak the resource to meet the needs of your students!

Provincial Highlights

Amazing Agriculture Adventure

Manitoba

With the help of our 400 volunteers and partners, we are able to teach over 1,700 students a year about Canadian agriculture through this one extraordinary program!

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Little Green Thumbs Program

Saskatchewan

Little Green Thumbs is an indoor classroom gardening program, which creates dynamic learning opportunities for teachers and students by supporting them to grow food right in their own learning environments.

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Blossom's Big Job

Newfoundland & Labrador

Students in attendance were the first in Canada to hear Blossom’s story. Students got to learn how honey is made, the importance of honey bees to the food system, see Beekeeper’s tools, and even taste some local honey.

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Teacher Ambassador Program

Ontario

AgScape's Teacher Ambassadors are Ontario Certified Teachers with a passion for sharing topics in agriculture, food, health and the environment with you and your students.

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genAG

Prince Edward Island

The Ag in the Field team from Kensington Intermediate Senior High School, were the winners in the second annual genAg competition held recently at the Farm Centre.

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BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program + Milk

British Columbia

The BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program +Milk delivers BC grown fruits and vegetables (and milk for K-5 students) to over 90% of K-12 pubic and First Nations Schools in BC. That’s over 8.8 million servings during 12 weeks of the school year.

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Are you thinking about a career in agriculture and food? thinkAG!

thinkAG is a dynamic and interactive collection of teaching resources and outreach tools that encourage exploration and curiosity into the myriad of career opportunities available in the agriculture and food sector.

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Get Ready for engAGe!

August 20, 2019

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and our provincial member organizations are looking forward to celebrating careers in agriculture and food by launching a new inspiring and motivating event!

engAGe will bring over 1500 high school students and their educators together for high energy and motivating one-day career events that will immerse them in a world of agri-food career options!

During the pilot year, engAGe events will take place in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The events will be held in partnership with our AITC provincial member organizations, including British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and AgScape in Ontario, as well as a partner organization in Quebec; le Centre de développement pour l'exercice de la citoyenneté.

Read the media release here.

Check out the engAGe page here.

Education Specialist Joins the AITC-C Team

May 15, 2019

(Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 15, 2019) Agriculture in the Classroom Canada’s (AITC-C) team grew by one this month with the addition of their new Education Specialist, Melissa Galay. Melissa, who is no stranger to the AITC family, was born and raised in Minnedosa, Manitoba and grew up with an understanding of agriculture and the importance of sharing that knowledge with others. She worked both as a summer student with AITC Manitoba and a Program Assistant for AITC-C before completing her education degree in Saskatchewan. Prior to starting her secondment with AITC-C in May 2019, Melissa was working as an agriculture educator with the Sun West School Division, developing and teaching online courses to accompany locally developed curriculum at the Sun West Distance Learning Centre.

Read the full media release here. (French PDF)

Alberta’s Agriculture for Life Named as Newest AITC-C Member

April 24, 2019

(Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 24, 2019) In March 2019, Agriculture for Life was named as Agriculture in the Classroom Canada’s (AITC-C) newest provincial member, with CEO Luree Williamson joining AITC-C as Director. AITC-C represents nine dedicated provincial member organizations that deliver agriculture education to classrooms in their home provinces, those organizations also offer a representative who sits on AITC-C’s Board of Directors.

Agriculture for Life is an Alberta-based charitable organization dedicated to developing a stronger understanding and appreciation of agriculture and helping people to recognize its fundamental connection to life.

Read the full media release here (English PDF). (French PDF)

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If you want to inspire the next generation to care about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how it got on their plates, we would be proud to partner with you.