UCalgary receives $1M donation to launch agricultural literacy program


The University of Calgary’s Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy has received a $1M donation from BMO to launch the Ag Literacy for Healthier People and Planet program. The centre and its strategic partners—including 13 Canadian universities—will conduct food system outreach and research over an approximately five-year period. Using targeted outreach and research, the program will promote food habit and agricultural policy change, deliver educational resources to the public on food system issues, and survey consumer knowledge. The program will serve a broad audience, with a special focus on engaging young adults and teenagers.