A message from the AITC Chair Person, Colleen Smith
Consider the number 5,233,912.
That's how many unique, independent, eating, thinking, behaving, learning and developing minds we have in our Canadian school system on any given day.
What organization would be talented and bold enough to impact this energetic culture in a meaningful way? And who will deliver the facts about a topic as important as the food we eat, something that touches every person on our planet?
Well - step aside because Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has not only taken up this challenge, it is running successfully towards the goal line!
Diversity and collaboration are hallmarks of AITC Canada, mirroring the values and hopes of our nation's next generation of consumers - our students. Nine provinces strong and with a mandate to include all provinces and territories, our group of educators and program experts deliver a plethora of agri-food focused facts, activities, programs and resources into Canadian classrooms every day. It's a "behind the scenes" kind of mission, delivering concrete outcomes for students who will understand where their food comes from, how to choose local, and how to think critically about complex topics.
With the world's largest supply of land and fresh water, Canada has a huge responsibility when it comes to world food production. The next generation of consumers sitting our nation's classrooms today will be the food heroes of tomorrow.
Our purpose is clear. Student learning can't be left to chance. We thank our committed staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and supporters, your hard work and partnering is essential to our success.