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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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Catch up with The Cultivator

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:

Media contact

Myles Dolphin

Communications Manager

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

mdolphin@aitc-canada.ca 

New Partnership Highlights STEM Career Opportunities to Students

New Partnership Highlights STEM Career Opportunities to Students

AITC-C is proud to come together with agriculture partners to introduce youth to careers across the food sector. Together, AITC-C, EMILI, and Actua will be helping Western Canadian students from K to 12 learn about opportunities in the plant-protein, agrifood and digital agriculture sectors.

Through an co-investment project with Protein Industries Canada, Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI), national STEM outreach charity Actua and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) will help address the agriculture industry’s growing need for a skilled workforce. The program will engage youth in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba, with a particular focus on Indigenous and other under-represented groups. It will be based on Actua’s existing STEM and digital skills programming, which incorporates Indigenous perspectives and land-based learning, and expand upon agriculture curriculum developed by the partners.

Read the full media release here.

AITC-C participates in #GivingTuesday

As a Canadian charity, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is excited to participate in this years’ Giving Tuesday movement – also called the global day of giving – on December 1, 2020.

This worldwide movement day is named for its timing after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and encourages charities and individuals to join together, and donate to their favourite causes.

Leading up to the event during the month of November, AITC-C has been highlighting our foundational partnerships and thanking them for their generous support on our social media accounts. We are so excited to be able to celebrate these partnerships and inspire people to see the value in making meaningful connections to farming and food.

If you are interested in joining us this #GivingTuesday, please visit our donation page here.

Six students awarded first-ever G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Six students awarded first-ever G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

G3, in partnership with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), is excited to announce the first recipients of the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship.

Six students are each being awarded a $4000 scholarship, with a further $1000 awarded to each of their high schools.

G3 and AITC-C offered the scholarship for the first time in 2020 to students embarking on a post secondary education. As part of their applications, students were asked to submit a video essay describing how they would bring innovation to agriculture.

Read the full media release here.

Agriculture in the Classroom Reaches Over 2 Million Students in 2019 and Elects New Executive Officers

Agriculture in the Classroom Reaches Over 2 Million Students in 2019 and Elects New Executive Officers

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has announced its four newly elected Board Executive Officers at its 6th Annual General Meeting held virtually this week. AITC-C represents ten provincial member organizations dedicated to delivering agriculture education to students and teachers. These organizations also offer a representative who sits on AITC-C’s Board of Directors.

At the Annual General Meeting AITC-C Executive Director, Johanne Ross, released AITC-C's 2019/2020 Impact Report that boasted reaching a phenomenal 2,102,844 students from coast-to-coast.

Read the full media release here.

Québec's École-O-Champ Named as Newest AITC-C Member

Québec's École-O-Champ Named as Newest AITC-C Member

AITC-C welcomes École-O-Champ as the newest provincial member with President Mathieu Rouleau joining AITC-C as Director.

AITC-C represents ten committed provincial member organizations that deliver agriculture education to classrooms in their home provinces.  The addition of École-O-Champ, a Québec-based nonprofit organization committed to the education and promotion of agricultural, food, and environmental sciences in schools, farms, and municipalities across Québec, cements AITC-C's strong presence from coast-to-coast in all ten provinces.

Read the full media release here.

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