4-H Ontario

2017 4-H Canada Greetings & Sponsor Listing

I would like to extend congratulations from everyone at the national office to 4-H Ontario on a banner year of positive youth development programming, community engagement and safe inclusive fun across the province.
2017 was an exciting year for 4-H in Canada from our hosting of the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit in July in Ottawa, the launching of the 4-H LEARNS platform and to all the Canada 150 celebrations across Ontario and the country in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Throughout the year 4-H Canada continued to deliver exciting programming that touched the lives of youth from Newfoundland to British Columbia. From our Club to Club Exchanges to 4-H’ers success at the 4-H Canada Science Fair, 4-H Canada continues to improve and develop programming that is not only relevant to our members across the country but that is forward thinking.
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, 4-H Canada was proud to launch the “To-Do List” public service announcement. The video perfectly illustrates the impact that 4-H has on the lives of youth involved in the program and the affect it can bring to the communities it touches.
In July, 4-H Canada welcomed the global 4-H community to Ottawa for the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit. For four days and nights, 4-H leaders, members, and volunteers shared their knowledge, experiences, and vision of 4-H from their perspectives. The success of the Summit was due in large part to the involvement of 4-H Ontario and the number of volunteers that turned out to help make the event an incredible positive success.
All these great programs and events would not have been possible without the strong support of our corporate partners. From the grassroots level to the national office, 4-H in Canada owes a debt of gratitude to have partners that are as engaged as the most enthusiastic 4-H’ers.
Looking ahead, 2018 presents a year of great opportunity for 4-H in Canada as we move forward and grow the 4-H positive youth development model in Canada. We are excited about all the programs and projects to come including the new Hands to Larger Service program as part of the Canada Service Corps that seeks to engage 4-H members through the Club to Club Exchange in community service projects that are aimed to create lasting impact and all the other programs we have to actively engage our youth in making a positive difference in the world around them.
As an organization we are always trying to propel the movement ahead and provide increased support to the provinces all the way down to the club level and in 2018 we are looking forward to making the 4-H movement in Ontario and Canada even stronger. Whether you’re a volunteer, member, parent, or staff I hope everyone reflects on the year past and looks ahead to 2018 and is proud of the part they have played in this vibrant and growing community.
Shannon Benner
Chief Executive Officer, 4-H Canada

National Partners of 4-H Canada
That provided funding support to 4-H Ontario

Government of Canada

Farm Credit Canada

Merial Canada

Nutrien Ltd.
Syngenta Canada

TransCanada Corporation