In 2008, Fertilizer Canada (formerly Canadian Fertilizer Institute) founded the Nutrients for Life Foundation in Canada. Today, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada is a registered charitable organization committed to bringing educational materials to the classroom, focusing on soil science and agricultural sustainability. Together, educators, community groups, scientists, and representatives from the agricultural sector produce and distribute educational materials to meet Canada’s school curriculum needs with science-based content of the highest quality. Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada supports the sustainable use of nutrients to increase the health and quality of our soil, improve production of nutritious food, and preserve green spaces.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada addresses issues including food security and agricultural sustainability through its educational resources and programs, while working with educators across Canada to ensure its resources meet the needs of teachers and students. To validate its pedagogical value, the organization’s educational materials were reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest research organization and museum complex.
Vision: Through initiatives and programs, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada “teaches the teachers” with curriculum-aligned resources and activities demonstrating the role of nutrients in plant production. We create parallels to modern agriculture and support meaningful learning about plant nutrition and food security.
Mission: Educating Canadians about the sustainable use of nutrients to increase the health and quality of our soil, improve production of nutritious food, and preserve green spaces.