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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

Three Albertans receive 4-H scholarships

Three young Albertans are among the 15 4-H members who received $1,000 John Deere Canada 4-H scholarships. The scholarships are for students pursuing a post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university in a degree, certificate, or trade-based program. The Alberta recipients are Kaylee Huppertz, Kaylie Krys, and Dawson Pahl. 4-H Canada has a number […] Read more


Still time to apply for a 4-H scholarship award

Application deadline is Oct. 31

Two young Albertans are among the dozen recipients of the 2018 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships. The $2,500 scholarships allow 4-H members to pursue post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture, agricultural science, or agricultural business. The two Alberta recipients are Emmett Sawyer and Leah Trenson. 4-H Canada has a number of scholarships, ranging from $500 […] Read more

Rural Ontario leader appointed to Senate

A leader in Ontario’s agriculture and rural community is one of Canada’s newest senators. Rob Black, executive director of the Rural Ontario Institute and a former president of 4-H Canada, was named Thursday as one of two new senators from Ontario by Governor General Julie Payette. Why is this significant? It has been a long […] Read more


New 4-H scholarship for post-secondary study

A new scholarship from 4-H Canada and the Coca-Cola Foundation will give 150 students $1,000 towards their post-secondary education. Any 4-H member who is the first in their immediate family to attend a post-secondary institution or a post-graduate program is eligible to apply. The scholarship program will focus on supporting students interested in making a […] Read more

Spread the word about 4-H by telling your story

4-H Canada is urging its members and supporters to celebrate the organization’s work by wearing green. It has proclaimed Nov. 1 as ‘Show Your 4-H Colours Day,’ but says the entire month of November “pull out your favourite green clothing and… celebrate one of Canada’s leading positive youth development organizations.” “The best way is to […] Read more


This photo captures two of the 11 projects offered by the Golden Prairie 4-H Club — busking and photography. In this busking performance at a local church last year, club members use glow Hula Hoops for a poi performance. (Poi is an art form created by the Maori people of New Zealand and involves making rhythmical and geometric patterns by swinging tethered weights). The performance was captured by members of the club’s photography project.

Alberta 4-H leader stands out in a very big crowd

There are nearly 7,400 volunteers working to support 4-H clubs across the country — and so standing out isn’t easy. But that’s just what Caroline Boddy of the Golden Prairie 4-H Club has managed to do. The Forestburg resident was recently chosen as the 2016 National Volunteer Leader of the Year. The award recognizes the […] Read more

4-H Canada launches new online club for alumni

4-H Canada has launched a new alumni program called 4-H’s Club 1913. 4-H Canada is encouraging its 350,000 alumni to register at Club1913.ca — an online hub for those interested in reconnecting and networking with other alumni, and finding unique opportunities at the local and national level, while celebrating their pride in being part of […] Read more


4-H Canada Foundation chair Kim McConnell with FCC vice-president Todd Klink (middle) and Rob Schmeichel, an FCC director for Edmonton and a 4-H Canada trustee, at the 4-H AGM in Fredericton, N.B. last month. 


Farm Credit Corporation renews support for 4-H Canada

Farm Credit Corporation has renewed its 25-year-old partnership with 4-H Canada until 2018. FCC’s annual 4-H Canada funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial, and club level programs and initiatives, including the popular FCC 4-H Club Fund. The announcement was made at 4-H Canada’s annual general meeting last month. “From supporting program development at 4-H […] Read more

Adriane Good, 20, of Brooks, was the first Canadian to participate in the World Young Shepherd’s Challenge.

A French adventure for young Alberta shepherd

Adriane Good now has a lifelong distinction — the first Canadian to participate in the World Young Shepherd’s Challenge. The 20-year-old travelled to France this fall to compete against other young shepherds from around the world — although it was friendly competition. “Honestly, the best part of it was meeting all these people from around […] Read more