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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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Montreal | November 19, 2019
Vancouver | February 11, 2020
Toronto | April 7, 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!

CALM Final Report

CALM 2019 Final Report

March 2019 marked AITC-C's 8th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM),
and it was a tremendous success! 

Through classroom readings and sharing, career events, library visits, farm visits, contests and more, CALM brought agriculture to life for educators and students across Canada!
With a reach of over 58,600 students, CALM 2019 reached 56% more students in 2019 than in 2018, with phenomenal feedback from students, teachers and volunteers alike.

Read the full report here

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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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.

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

October 25, 2019

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) was celebrated in schools across Canada during the month of March. This hands-on program encourages children to learn about and celebrate Canada’s agriculture and food story in various ways, including reading books about farming and food and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry. 

During CALM 2019, AITC-C and our provincial members, were able to reach over 58,000 students across the country. To find out more, please read our full report here

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.

Our Foundational Partners

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.