As we find ourselves in the unusual circumstances of physical distancing and self-isolation due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, AITC-C sincerely hopes that all of you, our stakeholders and partners, are safe and well and finding energy wherever you may be hunkered in. We are sending our wishes for good health and continued success as we all make changes to daily life as a result of the pandemic.
The AITC-C team has always worked remotely across the country, so this is nothing new! We continue to operate virtually and our staff are functioning at full-speed. Now, maybe more than ever, teachers AND parents are turning to us for interactive, engaging, online supports and we are here to serve! Through our ten provincial AITC organizations, the agri-food education and learning will continue!
Thank you to all of our partners for standing with us through this unprecedented time. Please feel free to reach out and connect anytime. In the meantime, we promise to stay in touch with you and provide updates on our continued efforts across Canada.
The postponement of allStakeholder Impact Sessionsfor April-June, but all will be rescheduled as soon as possible in the fall of 2020!
Cancellation of the AITC-C Summer Sharing Sessionthat was scheduled in BC in June 2020 - we are exploring virtual options to connect, share, and learn! Stay Tuned!
We have been given the gift of time and space, to plan, prepare, reflect, and focus. We are using it wisely and are thankful we are in a position to continue to engage, connect, and produce results as an AITC-C team.
We have adapted to the changing educational needs of our country. Our provincial member organizations are working diligently to provide resources about agriculture and food that are easy to use at home! Visit our Learn from Home page.
We are celebrating a brand new strategic plan. It is inspiring and motivating and will set a clear course for 3 years of growth, development, and impact.
We are aspiring towards our new Vision: Agriculture in every classroom, inspiring every student!
We are driven by our new Mission: Cultivating meaningful connections to agriculture and food for educators and students.
Our staff continues to work hard on all projects and initiatives, see below for some updates from the team!
Due to COVID-19, engAGe Toronto has been postponed to fall 2020. There was excellent engagement from Ontario's agriculture and food community to participate in the event, and the positivity is certain to carry into fall!
Additionally, there are a couple of exciting projects in the works!
A thinkAG website is officially under construction- stay tuned for updates!
The number of ag and food career profiles available to students is growing as we continue to work with myBlueprint to enhance their ag career profiles.
AITC-C has recently partnered with Let's Talk Science to expand STEM-focused career profiles.
Please contact Shayla Hertz, thinkAG Manager, for more information about thinkAG initiatives.
From our Educator's Desk
We have extended the deadline for the
G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship so that students will have until May 1st to submit their 2-4 minute video essay. Public voting is now open on the website, check it out
We have FIVE new
snapAG information sheets all about protein coming to our website soon! Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information. If you are looking for resources to support learning from home, check out our
Learn from Home page that features resources, activities and videos from our provincial member organizations.
March 2020 is our 9th year of delivering
Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month to thousands of students across Canada. COVID-19 halted our delivery, but we want to thank our partners
Corteva, Cargill and Canadian Agricultural Partnership for their support. Our volunteers are the ones that make CALM such a success, we truly appreciate volunteering your time to tell our food story.
To learn more about educational initiatives contact Melissa Galay, Education Specialist.
THANK YOU to our Foundational Partners!
Our partners play a vital role in helping to ensure that all students in Canada have the opportunity to learn about agriculture and food. We are truly grateful for your ongoing support.