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Agriculture in every classroom,
inspiring every student! 

Who we are

Leaders in agriculture education.

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, inclusiveness and collaboration firmly ground us in everything we do.

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What we do

We cultivate meaningful connections to agriculture and food for students and educators.

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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Important CALM Update

In light of the coronavirus, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has recommended that Canadians reduce large-group activities. They have encouraged social distancing and the cancelation of all non-essential travel to limit the spread of COVID-19. Considering these recent recommendations, activities across the country for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) may be impacted in your province.

Please check in with your provincial member organization to confirm details for your specific area.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

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More National Highlights

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G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

G3, in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, is proud to present an exciting new scholarship opportunity.

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CALM Final Report

CALM 2020

March 2020 marks AITC-C's 9th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM).  CALM will be delivered to all 10 provinces across Canada.

Through our provincial organizations, classroom readings and sharing, career events, library visits, farm visits, contests and more, we will reach 70,000 students.

Media Release here.

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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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CALM 2020

March 1, 2020

AITC-C, along with nine provincial member organizations, is excited to launch its 9th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM).

CALM is an engaging experiential opportunity that encourages students from K to 12 in all 10 provinces to learn about and celebrate Canada’s incredible agriculture and food story. By connecting classrooms with farmers and those with a deep connection to agriculture, students and teachers learn firsthand about this sector through the incredible story shared by the volunteer visiting with them.

Building on the success from 2019, this year will be AITC-C’s busiest yet! AITC-C organizations are on track to reach approximately 70,000 students in more than 2000 classrooms from coast to coast.

Read the full media release here.

Find out more here.

Introducing the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

November 28, 2019

G3, in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, is proud to present an exciting new scholarship opportunity. The G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship will be presented for the first time in 2020, to six high school students who are embarking on a post-secondary education and have innovative ideas for agriculture in Canada.

Read the media release here.

Check out the scholarship page here.

engAGe Montreal

November 18, 2019

More than 500 urban high school students and their educators are set to descend on the Rialto Theatre in Montreal where Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and the Centre de développement pour l’exercice de la citoyenneté (CDEC) will showcase a world of agriculture and food careers at the first ever engAGe event!

Read the full media release here.

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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.