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About AgScape

AgScape will create agriculture & food literacy and career engagement by supporting student learning. 



WHY WE DO IT:

  • Lack of consumer knowledge about food and farming systems is a contributing factor to the economic challenges facing Ontario’s agri-food industry.

  • Myths about food and farming constantly challenge the growth and progress of the agri-food industry

  • Educating students about food and farming can help dispel myths, create a deeper interest and connection to food, and promote local (Canadian) food.

  • There is a disconnect between the agri-food industry and consumers

  • Agriculture is currently not recognized as a separate subject within the Ontario curriculum

 

HOW WE DO IT:

  • Creative programming connects food, farming, and health, expanding the profile of Ontario’s agri-food sector.

  • We collaborate with partners to deliver education programming that excites students and teachers, and encompasses all food production systems in Ontario.

  • We connect classrooms with agri-food perspectives that increase understanding, encourage critical thinking, and stimulate dialogue.


OUR B.H.A.G.  (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)

“By 2025, AgScape will be the catalyst behind a movement of youth-driven advocacy for a safe, reliable and accessible global food system.”


OUR HISTORY:

In 1991, Ontario Agri-Food Education was founded to promote agriculture and food learning in the classroom.

AgScape (registered incorporation name Ontairo Agri-Food Education Inc.) is a registered charity incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act of  Ontario.   The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides partial funding in support of AgScape's programs and services.


ANNUAL REPORTS:

2016 Annual General Report

2015 Annual General Report

YEAR END FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:

2016 Financial Statements

2015 Annual General Report