Who We Are
AITC-C is the national voice for agriculture education in Canada, reaching over 1 million students and educators. Alongside our AITC member organizations, we are driven by a passion for the agriculture and food sector and lifelong learning. Together, we are committed to engaging Canadian students and educators to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture and food. Transparency, integrity, empowerment and collaboration firmly ground us in everything we do.
What We Do
As a charitable organization, we operate from coast to coast with our nine provincial AITC members to deliver accurate, balanced, and current curriculum-linked agri-food resources, programs, and initiatives that are based on science. Through inquiry-based learning, we encourage students and educators to be curious, critical thinkers. By offering dynamic and unique outreach opportunities to connect with Canadians who make their living in agri-food, we bring students up close and personal with Canada’s agriculture and food story.
Our Vision: Be the leader for agriculture education in Canada.
Our Mission: Enhance Canadian students’ and educators’ knowledge and appreciation of agriculture and food, by empowering and building capacity in Agriculture in the Classroom organizations.
Our mission is achieved through the following objectives:
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.