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Supporting youth mobilization and education


We at USC Canada are inspired by the increasing number of young people getting together to grow gardens, prepare food and learn what they can do to encourage greater food security at home and abroad. In recognition of the special contribution these growing citizens are making to our movement and mission, USC Canada is developing new programming focused on youth of all ages.

University and college

USC Canada is proud to connect with participants of the Campus Food Systems Project, involving 12 campuses across the country, to support their work towards sustainable food practices.

We also encourage interested student groups to participate in their local Run for Biodiversity event or to organize their own. For example, Ottawa’s Algonquin College mobilized a team of 42 runners and walkers for the 2014 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

For more information about how your group can support small-scale farmers by running (or walking or skiing or hiking…) contact David Rain, Legacy and Special Projects Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1-800-565-6872 ext 231.

High school

In the coming months, USC Canada will explore new avenues to collaborate with high school students interested in learning more about our issues and getting involved. If you are a high school student or educator and have ideas to share or would like to invite USC Canada to participate in an activity, please contact Elodie Mantha, Manager of Constituencies and Engagement, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1-800-565-6872 ext 242.

In the meantime, if you are a high school student or teacher interested in organizing an activity on the theme of food or seed biodiversity, check out our resources for educators for some ideas. Our film kit provides you with a list of short and full-length films that may be of interest to you.

Contact us if you are seeking to meet your community service hours requirement for graduation. We can help!

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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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