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1 Agriculture in the Classroom Canada Building Agriculture Awareness through Education

2 Who is AITC Canada? Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Canada is a consortium of provincial and territorial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations that provide a national network for member organizations and partners to work together in order to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture through national initiatives, sharing of information and educational resources, development of educational programs aimed at enhancing agricultural classroom literacy, and coordination of professional development opportunities. AITC Canada also plays a role in providing a national voice and identity for the combined provinces and partner organizations. 2

3 Member Organizations BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation Agriculture in the Classroom Program, Ag-Industry Extension and Training Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Agriculture in the Classroom – Saskatchewan Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Agriculture Sector Council Prince Edward Island Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture 3

4 Growing our Future Combined reach of over 1 million students & teachers across Canada 4

5 Key Accomplishments Common strategic focus & direction established Stronger inter-provincial relationships Executive Committee formed AITC Canada website updated to reflect national image Work completed on key governance issues Benchmark statistics, reflecting national reach, identified 2 nd Canadian Agricultural Literacy Week collectively delivered across Canada 5

6 Strategic Priorities 1.Secure human resources assistance 2.Secure start-up & ongoing financial support 3.Establish national image & presence 4.Identify & explore national initiatives 6

7 Partnership Opportunities AITC Canada is currently seeking partners that also strive to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture in everyday life by developing: Agriculture Awareness through Education

8 Your funding support will enable AITC Canada to enhance its’ capability & capacity to: Act as national voice & identity for AITC Canada Offer increased opportunities to positively influence future beneficiaries about agriculture Expand best practice provincial initiatives & resources to a national scale Identify & manage national projects Develop curriculum linked educational resources for teachers & students Deliver resources & programs to a national audience Coordinate networking & collaborative opportunities 8

9 In return, initial partners will be: Recognized on AITC Canada website Offered 1 st opportunity to collaborate on development of national educational resources/programs Invited to participate in annual national networking event Asked to provide input to AITC Canada governance & direction Provided 1 st opportunity to become Founding Partners 9

10 Funding support we are seeking… $10,000 per year for a period of 2 years

11 QUESTIONS?? What questions can I answer about AITC Canada or this funding request? 11

12 Contact Person Johanne Ross Chair: AITC Canada Executive Committee & Executive Director: Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba Phone: E- mail:


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