Our Staff

Our dedicated staff members are passionate about agriculture and food.  AITC-C staff are proud to work with provincial members to provide national tools and opportunities for Canadian classrooms.

Johanne Ross

Johanne Ross

Executive Director

jross@aitc-canada.ca

Through my career journey I have been able to experience first hand the passion, inspiration, excitement, innovation and uniqueness of Canada’s agriculture and food story. I feel so blessed to be able to share all of this with Canadian educators and students through AITC’s critical resources, programs and initiatives. Collaboration is the cornerstone to what we do, how lucky am I to be able to work alongside all the dynamic provincial member organizations, as well as hundreds of dedicated stakeholders and partners, as we strive together to build curiosity around, connections to and understanding of, the business of producing food. I love my job!!!

Christa Wright

Christa Wright

Operations Manager

cwright@aitc-canada.ca

Growing up on a farm I always had a great appreciation where our food comes from. Our family is now into the 3rd generation, and I have watched how farming is not just a job but a lifestyle filled with dedication and passion. Our children today are so removed from the farm, they do not have the understanding where our food comes from or the importance of food. When I first began my career in agriculture education many years ago I quickly learnt that we have an obligation to educate our future generations. We have a good story to tell and I am excited to have a role to play in delivering it to students across Canada. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada will build provincial capacity across this country for agriculture education so we can reach as many students as possible. So proud to be a member of this dynamic team!

Allison Leclerc

Allison Leclerc

Finance and Admin Manager

I feel fortunate to be a part of the AITC-C team, seeing each province deliver Ag Education across the country. As a farmer, I feel it is important that people, young and old, know where their food comes from and AITC-C delivers in an accurate, balanced and current format!

Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

Program Assistant

mclark@aitc-canada.ca

I am so proud to be part of a team that provides curriculum-based programming and resources to students and teachers across Canada, promoting ag education! As a 'teacher to be' I think it is so important to provide students with the opportunities and skills to think critically about where their food comes from so they can navigate their way through the information that inundates their daily lives!

Carlene Dmytriw

Carlene Dmytriw

Summer Student

student@aitc-canada.ca

As a recent Agribusiness graduate from the University of Manitoba, I am motivated more than ever to share my passion for agriculture and do my part in educating the next generation about our amazing industry. As a ‘town’ kid myself, I valued learning from my provincial AITC organization growing up, and they played a major role in me choosing agriculture as a career. I think it’s so important to make that farm to plate connection, and understand the diversity of the industry, so I am very excited to work alongside this amazing team in delivering that message!