About Us

Leaders in Agriculture Education in Canada.

Food connects us all to agriculture. And in a complex and changing world, it is more important than ever to inspire the next generation to care about the food they eat, where it comes from, the farmers who grow it, and how it got to their plates.

Now more than ever, our young people deserve to hear Canada’s food story.

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is the national voice of agriculture education.

We believe in enhancing knowledge and appreciation of agriculture and food in Canada. As part of a cross-country effort, we work with our 9 provincial members to empower students and educators with accurate, balanced, and current curriculum-linked programs, resources, and initiatives focused on agriculture and the food industry.

As a charitable organization, we are proud to work with numerous partners, including government, industry, and passionate individuals who share our belief in creating educational experiences for students that will engage, connect, and inspire a deeper connection to agriculture in Canada.

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Our Purpose

AITC-C exists to help students across the country understand and appreciate how diverse agriculture truly is.

We believe it is important for our future generations to understand that our farmers work hard to produce good food. We want them to see for themselves that our farmers care about the land and animals they grow. And we want to help them understand that there is so much to learn about agriculture in our community and our world.

Our organization is here to:

  • Promote the value of agriculture, sustainable food systems, and Canada’s agricultural resource base to students, educators, and society.
  • Provide students and educators with quality educational resources, programs, initiatives, and other agricultural information that highlight agriculture as an important part of our economy and way of life.
  • Enable students to make informed decisions about food choices, food safety, local food supplies, and other agricultural products.
  • Partner with the education, agriculture, health, and business communities to develop, implement, and evaluate quality initiatives.
  • Encourage careers in the agriculture sector as a viable, desirable, and exciting career choice.
  • Build relationships between our organization and our stakeholders across Canada.
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Our Values

We are driven by our passion for agriculture and shaped by our values. These values guide our decision-making, organize our priorities, and facilitate our effective partnerships. They remind us what really matters, and we measure our success by how well we live up to them.

  • Passion
    We are passionate about agriculture awareness, education, and lifelong learning.
  • Integrity
    We are honest and trustworthy in all we do.
  • Transparency
    We actively engage in dialogue based on accurate, balanced, current and science-based information.
  • Empowerment
    We are committed to inquiry-based learning that empowers students to think critically about agriculture and food.
  • Collaboration
    We value opportunities to collaborate with members, partners, and stakeholders to advance agriculture education.
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Our Promise

AITC-C is committed to our students, educators, and partners. We strive to deliver programs, resources, and initiatives that engage, connect, and inspire with accurate, balanced, and current information that is based on science.

  • Be the Voice
    We are committed to their role as National voice and identity for agriculture education across Canada.
  • Build Capacity
    We are committed to strengthening our capacity to develop and deliver curriculum-linked educational programs, resources, and initiatives.
  • Engage Students and Educators
    We are committed to extending our reach, impact, and influence by actively engaging students and educators.
  • Empower our Partners and Stakeholders
    We are committed to creating and offering opportunities for partners and stakeholders to enhance their contribution, participation, and engagement.