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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 ten 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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Funding
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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Receives $1.6 million From AAFC

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has been approved for up to $1.6 million over two years under the AgriCompetitiveness Program. The announcement marked the launch of one of AITC-C's flagship initiatives, Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM), which is now in its tenth year.

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The Real Dirt on Farming in the Classroom

A successful partnership between Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has led to the completion of a national classroom resource designed to give students and teachers across Canada the opportunity to dig deeper into the latest edition of The Real Dirt on Farming (RDOF). 

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of CALM All March Long!

Our 10 provincial members alongside with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada are busy preparing to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of CALM all March long. Check in with your local provincial organization to see where you can register for events happening in your province.

Provincial Highlights

Just Eat It Food Waste Challenge

Alberta

Solving the problem of food waste is complex and needs a variety of solutions.
Are you up for the challenge? REGISTRATION is now open for our Just Eat It Food Waste Challenge. Students in grades 4-9 will design their own innovative solutions to the global food waste problem. 

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Little Green Thumbs Teacher Receives the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM!

Newfoundland

Agriculture in the Classroom celebrated its Little Green Thumbs teacher receiving the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM! Congrats Ms. Ryan! Thank you for all that you do for your students, school, community and for Agriculture in the Classroom NL! Learn more about Little Green Thumbs : https://www.aitcnl.ca/about  

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Online Auction in Support of BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

British Columbia

The BC Agriculture Council online auction to benefit BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation takes place Jan. 21-30th. Go to www.bcaitc.ca to view the auction items (including gift cards, gift baskets, unique items, experiences, and more) and then bid on them from the comfort of your own home or office. Stay tuned for more details. Link Here

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Thank You!

Manitoba

Generous gifts in December added up to a whopping $8,685! Agriculture in the Classroom Canada raised a total of $16,185! Donations from the December campaign will help reach the 'north-star' goal to have agriculture education in every classroom in Manitoba.

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AgScape is Growing Careers in the Agriculture Sector!

Ontario

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) predicts 50,000 agriculture and food jobs will have to be filled in the next few years. A future in agriculture is promising, and AgScape's Growing Careers YouTube channel is a great place to learn about the opportunities! It provides teachers and students with an introduction to the variety of careers found within the agri-food sector! 

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Food Waste and You Resource

Saskatchewan

Students learn about food waste in Canada through Saskatchewan’s free Food Waste and You resource. They will explore how food is lost or wasted throughout the food value chain, and what the agriculture industry is currently doing to reduce loss and waste. Students also learn about what they can personally do to help reduce food waste.

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Wanting to learn more about agriculture?

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector.

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Our Foundational Partners

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Partner with us

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.