Alberta’s Agriculture for Life Named as Newest AITC-C Member
24 avril 2019
(Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 24, 2019) In March 2019, Agriculture for Life was named as Agriculture in the Classroom Canada’s (AITC-C) newest provincial member, with CEO Luree Williamson joining AITC-C as Director. AITC-C represents nine dedicated provincial member organizations that deliver agriculture education to classrooms in their home provinces, those organizations also offer a representative who sits on AITC-C’s Board of Directors.
Agriculture for Life is an Alberta-based charitable organization dedicated to developing a stronger understanding and appreciation of agriculture and helping people to recognize its fundamental connection to life.
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Communications Manager Announced for AITC-C
14 mars 2019
(Ottawa, Ontario) On April 8, 2019, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-C) will welcome Kim Sabourin as its new Communications Manager, based in Ottawa.
Kim Sabourin, born in Calgary, Alberta and raised just west of Ottawa, has primarily worked in the not-for-profit sector in communication and community relations’ roles. Kim has worked in the field of International Education and is currently the Manager of Communications and Member Engagement with the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). CSTA is where Kim got her start in agriculture and where she truly developed her passion for food and advocating for agriculture. Through engaging with CSTA members, partners and stakeholders Kim developed an understanding of the industry and an appreciation for the critical work being done. While at CSTA, Kim has had the opportunity to manage their brand refresh, develop a new website for the Association, reimagine many communication tools and more. While it will be difficult for her to leave CSTA, Kim is very excited about the opportunity to join AITC-C.
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Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019
28 février 2019
Annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month 2019 will reach over 40,000 students!
Headingley, MB, March 1, 2019 – Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada (AITC-C), representing nine provincial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations, will participate in the eighth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) in schools across Canada for the month of March.
CALM is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate Canada’s agriculture and food story in various ways, including reading books about farming and food, watching videos and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry. Building an awareness for students about the connection they have to local farmers and the agriculture and food sector is what makes CALM so impactful.
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