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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and all the ways we create meaningful connections to agriculture and food for Canadian students. 
 
AITC-C is a charitable organization, operating across the country to deliver accurate, balanced, and current resources showcasing the agriculture and food industry. Our ten provincial member organizations are committed to a cross-Canadian effort to reach educators and students in every classroom in the country. This effort aims to provide programs and resources that bridge the knowledge gap about Canadian agriculture, create curiosity about agri-food careers, and help produce the next generation of informed consumers.
 
We are the national voice for agriculture education in Canada.
 
Please see below for our most current progress reports, brand guidelines, and media contact information. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

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There is always something happening with AITC-C! Whether it's a new resource or an exciting initiative launch, we strive to ensure all our stakeholders, partners, and friends are informed of the latest news.

Our quarterly newsletter, The Cultivator, is one of our favourite ways to connect with our follows and share organizational news, new resources, events, and more. Take a look back at past newsletters:

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Myles Dolphin

Communications Manager

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

mdolphin@aitc-canada.ca 

Agriculture in the Classroom elects new Executive Officers and releases 2021-22 Annual Progress Report

Agriculture in the Classroom elects new Executive Officers and releases 2021-22 Annual Progress Report

Highlights include more than 2.3 million student experiences from coast to coast

(Headingly, MB) Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) elected four new Board Executive Officers during its 8th Annual General Meeting. AITC-C represents ten provincial members dedicated to delivering agriculture education to students and teachers across the nation. These organizations also appoint a representative to sit on AITC-C’s Board of Directors.

The new Executive includes Mathieu Rouleau of École-O-Champ as Vice Chair, Charlotte Flores of Agriculture in the Classroom New Brunswick as Secretary, and Luree Williamson of Agriculture for Life as Treasurer. Rebecca Sooksom of Agriculture in the Classroom Nova Scotia takes on the role of Chair, with Pat Tonn of BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation stepping aside after two successful years in the position.

Sooksom brings valuable experience to the role of AITC-C Chair as a champion for agriculture education. She has been working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for the past 13 years, and has served as the Manager of Regional Programming overseeing Agriculture in the Classroom Nova Scotia since 2018. She will bring that same passion and leadership nationally.

Read the full release here.

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada launches new and improved resource library

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada launches new and improved resource library

Over 500 free educational resources and activities available

(Headingly, MB) - Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, has launched an expanded version of its innovative resource library for educators.

Now with over 500 curriculum-connected resources available, the online platform is easy to navigate and access.

“We are incredibly proud of the growth we’ve witnessed over the last couple of months for the resource library,” said AITC-C Executive Director Johanne Ross. “New learning materials are being added every week and we’ve received very positive feedback from educators across the country, which means we’re growing in the right direction!”

Learn more!

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada announce 2022 scholarship recipients

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada announce 2022 scholarship recipients

Two students selected to receive a total of $5,000

(Headingly, MB) - Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), the voice of Canadian dairy farmers, are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural DFC Here for Tomorrow Scholarship, powered by thinkAG.

This year’s scholarships are being awarded to:

Julie Sieg and Sophia Yang

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Visions for the future of agriculture: six winners chosen for G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Visions for the future of agriculture: six winners chosen for G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Winnipeg – June 15, 2022 – Six talented young Canadians are beginning their post-secondary education with a boost from the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship.

They were among a strong field of candidates who applied for the scholarship by submitting a video essay describing their vision for the future of agriculture. Each winner receives $4,000, and their high schools are awarded $1,000 each. This is the third year G3 has presented the Grow Beyond Scholarship, in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada.

All the candidates’ videos were posted online, and public voting formed part of the overall score in the selection process. There were nearly 10,000 votes cast!

Learn more here.

 

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month continues to bring innovative learning experiences to students through agri-food connections

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month continues to bring innovative learning experiences to students through agri-food connections

Flagship program from Agriculture in the Classroom Canada celebrates 11 years by launching The Great Canadian Farm Tour

Headingley, MB - March 1, 2022 – Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is back this March, bringing agriculture and food learning experiences to students across Canada. The celebrated flagship event from Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and its 10 provincial members offers hands-on activities and programs for students that help them learn about, understand, and appreciate Canada’s agriculture and food story.

Keeping with the theme ‘Our Food, Our Story’, AITC-C is excited to premiere The Great Canadian Farm Tour, a month-long, virtual field trip for educators and students to connect with real farmers across Canada and learn about the diversity of commodities they produce. This eleven-stop tour features a range of farms – from dairy to aquaculture to maple syrup – and is integrated with interactive learning opportunities and in-classroom, curriculum-linked resources.

“Over the last 11 years, CALM has become a staple learning experience in classrooms across Canada and continues to encourage curiosity, connection and a life-long learning about agriculture and food,” says Johanne Ross, Executive Director of AITC-C. “Collectively, AITC-C and all ten of our provincial members work to provide interesting and engaging experiences to foster inspiration and motivation for students to discover their role in the agri-food system.”

Learn more here.

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