AITC News

Check out the latest AITC national and provincial programs and other exciting news from the agriculture industry.

Canadian Educator Resource Matrix

Canadian Educator Resource Matrix

This exciting new online tool will be a “one-stop-shop” for teachers across Canada who are looking for agriculture education resources that will connect directly to their provincial curricula.  Teachers will be able to filter by grade, topic, and subject area to find the agriculture and food resources available to them to engage their students.  This matrix has been designed to provide teachers with the most accurate, balanced and current information regarding Canada’s agri-food sector, and it is free of charge for users. 

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Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Offers Updated Resources for the New School Year

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Offers Updated Resources for the New School Year

Executive Director, Johanne Ross, talks new website, new resources, and all things AITC-C with realagriculture.

Check out the full interview and podcast here!

2017-2018 Impact Sheet

2017-2018 Impact Sheet

In 2017-2018 Agriculture in the Classroom Canada reached over 470, 814 students! Learn more aout our Impact here!

Impact Sheet PDF

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) was a great success in March 2018. Nine provinces (NL, NS, NB, PE, ON, MB, SK, AB & BC) participated with activities ranging from classroom reading visits with industry and producer representatives, high school sessions, library visits, class visits to farms, as well as a large social media component. Once again, this year the CALM coordinator allowed for the provincial coordinators to have a central hub for communication and sharing ideas. It also allowed for one person to manage national tasks including the development and distribution of teacher and volunteer resources and managing the social and traditional media communications. 

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada thanks Farm Credit Canada for its ongoing support to this impactful initiative.

View the Final Report for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month here.

Annual Sharing Session

Annual Sharing Session

Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-C) alongside its provincial member organizations and other delegates, gathered in Winnipeg for its annual sharing session.

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snapAG

snapAG

What are the hot topics in agriculture and food? snapAG is a series of 54 online information sheets that invite students and educators to explore accurate information about today’s agriculture and food industry. 

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What’s in Your Lunchbox Kits

What’s in Your Lunchbox Kits

What happens to food between growing on the farm and selling at the grocery store?  We’ve developed some resources that explore our food system for young learners.  We utilize the book “How did that get in my Lunchbox” by Chris Butterworth.  Making the connection between food and where it comes from can lead to healthier eating choices, a better appreciation for agriculture and an understanding of a student’s own connection to the larger food system.  

#MyFoodChoice

#MyFoodChoice

#MyFoodChoice is an inquiry-based high school resource aimed at answering the question "how can I make informed food choices?" This resource has videos, interactive student sheets, approved resources and more!

connectAG

connectAG

Who are the farmers growing our food and what are their stories? connectAG encourages Grade 7-9 students to explore Canadian Agriculture by putting them in the shoes of real farmers from 8 different provinces. 

thinkAG Teen Career Inquiry Survey

thinkAG Teen Career Inquiry Survey

The thinkAG Teen Career Inquiry Survey was conducted by Kynetec Canada as part of the AITC-C thinkAG initiative. Over 1000 high school students across Canada completed this online questionnaire about their awareness and interest in agri-food careers, as well as their preferred methods for learning career information. 

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