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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

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Communications Manager Announced for AITC-C

March 14, 2019

(Ottawa, Ontario) On April 8, 2019, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-C) will welcome Kim Sabourin as its new Communications Manager, based in Ottawa.

Kim Sabourin, born in Calgary, Alberta and raised just west of Ottawa, has primarily worked in the not-for-profit sector in communication and community relations’ roles. Kim has worked in the field of International Education and is currently the Manager of Communications and Member Engagement with the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). CSTA is where Kim got her start in agriculture and where she truly developed her passion for food and advocating for agriculture. Through engaging with CSTA members, partners and stakeholders Kim developed an understanding of the industry and an appreciation for the critical work being done. While at CSTA, Kim has had the opportunity to manage their brand refresh, develop a new website for the Association, reimagine many communication tools and more. While it will be difficult for her to leave CSTA, Kim is very excited about the opportunity to join AITC-C.

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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019

February 28, 2019

Annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019 will reach over 40,000 students!

Headingley, MB, March 1, 2019 – Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada (AITC-C), representing nine provincial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations, will participate in the eighth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) in schools across Canada for the month of March.

CALM is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate Canada’s agriculture and food story in various ways, including reading books about farming and food, watching videos and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry. Building an awareness for students about the connection they have to local farmers and the agriculture and food sector is what makes CALM so impactful.

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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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