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Calgary 4-H leader honoured

Lori Nielsen of Prairie Winds 4-H Club in Calgary is one of five winners of 4-H Canada’s Provincial Volunteer Leader of the Year Award. The awards are driven by nominations from 4-H members who want to share the positive impact their leaders have had on them and their communities. Lisa Patton of the Truro-North River […] Read more

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Kim McConnell honoured by 4-H Canada

Alberta’s Kim McConnell has been named an Honorary Member of 4-H Canada. The distinction is bestowed upon individuals whose dedication and passionate contributions have advanced the 4-H movement in Canada. McConnell has been giving back to his community since his days in Hamiota, Manitoba’s 4-H Beef Club, the longest continually active 4-H club in Canada. […] Read more


Albertan wins prestigious 4-H L.E.A.D. scholarship

Albertan Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s top scholarships, the Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.). The highly sought-after scholarship recognizes four outstanding 4-H members who demonstrate personal development, community impact, and leadership excellence in each of 4-H Canada’s four leadership development Pillars. They honour youth who have become exceptional leaders […] Read more

4-H Canada launches national fundraiser

4-H Canada is launching its first-ever national fundraising campaign that will see participating 4-H’ers sell seeds, bulbs, and roots from Veseys Seeds Ltd. Sixty per cent of sales will go back into supporting 4-H in Canada, with over half of the profit staying local. “Our youth members told us they wanted to be part of […] Read more


The Discover Science initiative is aimed at encouraging 4-H’ers to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

New program will encourage 4-H’ers to develop STEM skills

A new initiative will give 4-H’ers the opportunity to develop their skills and interest in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — a group of subjects known as STEM. For the first year of this initiative, 4-H clubs will take part in a science experiment ‘in a box.’ “With this initiative, our goal […] Read more

Youth Service Leaders are paired with groups participating in 4-H’s Club to Club Exchange, a program in which two 4-H groups from different parts of the country take turns hosting and visiting each other.

Four Albertans chosen as Youth Service Leaders

Four Albertans are among the 22 young people chosen for this year’s Hands to Larger Service program. The program gives senior 4-H youth and young alumni the opportunity to travel across the country in the summer, working in partnership with youth taking part in 4-H Canada’s Club to Club Exchanges to plan and implement community […] Read more


A big scholarship and a helping hand

They’ve already won a $20,000 scholarship and now the four winners — two from Alberta — of a prestigious 4-H award have a mentor to help them achieve their career goals. The mentorship program is a key part of Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction scholarships. Emmett Sawyer, who grew up on a mixed farm near […] Read more

4-H leadership awards gala coming up

Event to be held in Saskatoon on Jan. 31

4-H Canada will hold its second annual leadership awards in Saskatoon on Jan. 31. The leadership awards recognize outstanding 4-H members, leaders, and alumni who are contributing to 4-H in Canada and their communities. The event is 4-H Canada’s premier annual fundraising event, and the organization is looking for travel vouchers, event tickets, unique experiences, […] Read more


Career resource for 4-H’ers receives funding

4-H Canada has been given $400,000 over the next two years for its Careers on the Grow program and job-matching board, as well as career programming at a provincial level. The donation is coming from RBC Future Launch, a 10-year, $500-million initiative from the bank aimed at empowering Canadian youth to build meaningful careers. The […] Read more

More than 140,000 seed packets have been given out through the Proud to Bee a 4-H’er initiative.

Bees benefit from 4-H Canada pollinator program

It’s been another banner year for the the Proud to Bee a 4-H’er initiative. The 2018 edition of the program saw 135 4-H clubs from across the country participating and about 15,000 seed packets distributed. “It is wonderful each year to see the level of excitement and engagement our members have with this initiative,” said […] Read more