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Wearing green isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day

For many years, 4-H clubs have urged members and supporters to wear green in November to show their support for the organization. The Show Your 4-H Colours promotion has also been a way to fundraise by selling green 4-H T-shirts. But this year, “young people need us now more than ever, as they navigate the […] Read more

Courtney Taylor (right) is presented with her Leadership Excellence Award of Distinction by Stefanie Nagelschmitz, chair of Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Albertan wins $20,000 4-H scholarship

Alberta’s Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. The $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students who “demonstrate 4-H values in the way they live their lives” and have become exceptional leaders through the program. Recipients are also paired with a mentor to help guide them in their […] Read more


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


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



4-H scholarships open until May 31

There are a number of 4-H Canada scholarships available and applications are being accepted until May 31. The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction is open to senior youth members who have “outstanding accomplishments” in leadership. The scholarships, sponsored by CN Rail, are worth $20,000 over four years. There are 15 John Deere Canada scholarships, for […] 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