Reclaim the power of food
Food is powerful. It can nourish and uplift entire communities. It can also breed injustice and put our planet and health at risk.
We work with farmers to grow just, healthy, sustainable harvests everywhere. By keeping seeds in farmers’ hands and strengthening farmers’ knowledge, we help communities thrive.
Together, we can change the world, one seed at a time.Find local seeds in Canada
Reinforce farmer-led solutions
We support small-scale farmers so they can grow a better world. You can too.Donate today
Keep biodiversity alive
We work with farmers to preserve and expand seed diversity.Sign up for good news
Advocate for system change
We defend farmers’ rights and work for food sovereignty. Join us.Get action alerts
Our global impact
Thanks to people like you, we can support farmers in finding solutions to some of their communities’ most pressing problems: hunger, poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss.
Change starts with seeds. The proof is in the field.
farmers growing a better world with us
communities currently supported
years of global impact
Seeding change since 1945
We have been working to make the world “a better, kinder place” since we were founded by Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova in 1945. At the time, we were called the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada, later shortened to USC Canada.
We have grown and adapted over time, but our core values, collaborative approach and unwavering focus on justice and equity have always been the core of our work.our history
What is participatory plant breeding? It’s farmer-led innovation
Complex farming systems need more than one-size-fits-all solutions.
Support life-changing agriculture training for family farmers in Bolivia!
This Giving Tuesday, support life-changing agriculture training for farmers in Bolivia!
Support the COVID-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle
Indigenous seed keepers are experiencing increased demand for seeds from their communities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.