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.


The soil beneath our feet is the foundation for world food security. By leading the development and delivery of plant nutrient educational programming we ensure Canadians are informed and contributing to solutions that sustainably grow healthy plants and protect our land, air and water for future generations.


A leader in “teaching teachers” with science-based, curriculum-aligned plant nutrient resources, programs and initiatives. We work collaboratively with others to demonstrate the role of nutrients in plant production and promote solutions for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship.

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