Beyond the Farm


The destinies of Canadians and others around the world are connected. Whether they live in Saskatchewan or Burkina Faso, farmers are regularly confronted with the same global challenges. Citizens across different lands and cultures share similar values, concerns and hopes for a better world.
USC Canada has a long tradition of leadership in community initiatives and events, public education and resources, and dedicated volunteer networks. Beyond the farm, learning, sharing, volunteering or spending recreational time together helps build strong communities.


Our online portal on seeds, biodiversity and information about where our food comes from. For practitioners, educators, students and anyone interested in global food systems and issues.

Take a look and visit hundreds of locations around the world where agricultural biodiversity originated, is threatened, or where people are working to safeguard it.


Sow and Save

USC Canada is thrilled to be offering resources to educators as part of its Canadian elementary school program called Sow and Save. Sow and Save highlights the importance of seed biodiversity and seed saving in a strong and resilient food supply by supporting students and educators wishing to learn more about how good seeds grow good food. Start sowing the seeds of learning today!


Policy and Advocacy

USC Canada is part of a national and international network of civil society organizations engaged in advocating for food justice around the world.


Volunteer Program

Volunteers have been at the core of our work for almost 70 years. There’s a home for your contribution, wherever you are.


Community Events

Reaching out to Canadians about global issues has always been an important part of our work – ever since our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, would tour Canada presenting slides shows of our work.

Check our calendar and stay in touch with what is going on near you or on the web.


On Campus

We are working with a dynamic new network of campus garden, cafeteria and food issue organizers and do-ers.

Get connected!

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LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.


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