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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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AITC-C

National Highlights

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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month March 2019

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada representing nine provincial member organizations will participate in the 8th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month.  Our provincial members are seeking volunteers!  Contact your local AITC organization and get involved.

Click here to volunteer for your provincial AITC organization!

Canada's Agriculture Day

Canada's Agriculture Day

Canada's Agriculture Day is February 12, 2019! Join thousands of Canadians in celebrating the food we love.  

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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News & Articles

What's New

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Manager for thinkAG Career Initiative Announced

January 8, 2019

This month, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-C) welcomed Shayla Hertz as its new thinkAG Career Initiative Manager. 

thinkAG is a national career initiative under AITC-C that provides students an opportunity to learn about the agriculture and food industry, explore various agricultural careers, and gain an understanding of the many education and employment opportunities available in the agri-food sector.

Shayla brings a wealth of experience and energy to the role, having grown up on a grain farm outside of Edenwold, SK, where her parents still farm today. After graduating high school, she attended Williston State College in North Dakota to study agriculture economics. Upon receiving her Associate Degree in Arts and Science, she moved to Saskatoon to continue pursuing her love for agriculture, earning her Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness at the University of Saskatchewan. Among several other involvements, Shayla served as president of the Agricultural Students’ Association.

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Canadian Educator Resource Matrix

September 17, 2018

This exciting new online tool will be a “one-stop-shop” for teachers across Canada who are looking for agriculture education resources that will connect directly to their provincial curricula.  Teachers will be able to filter by grade, topic, and subject area to find the agriculture and food resources available to them to engage their students.  This matrix has been designed to provide teachers with the most accurate, balanced and current information regarding Canada’s agri-food sector, and it is free of charge for users. 

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Offers Updated Resources for the New School Year

September 5, 2018

Executive Director, Johanne Ross, talks new website, new resources, and all things AITC-C with realagriculture.

Check out the full interview and podcast here!

Our Foundational Partners

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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.