ROCKWOOD, ONT (April 4, 2022) – 4-H Ontario is proud to announce Josh Brander as the new 2022 Director, Youth on the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors. The director-youth is responsible for bringing the views and issues of the 4-H youth to the Ontario 4-H Council discussions and assisting with the development of the 4-H Ontario program. 

Brander first joined the Wellington 4-H Association in 2013 and has since completed 71 club projects and participated in multiple 4-H provincial opportunities including Youth Adventure Camp, Go For The Gold, Career Mania, Leap Into Leadership and Future Leaders In Action.  

“My goal is to make 4-H as accessible as possible, not only to the demographic who are already involved, but for those who have never heard of [4-H] before because I want more people to consider participating. I am really excited for the upcoming year, and very thankful to be a part of it,” says Brander.  

As the new director-youth, he is looking forward to being the youth representative on the Ontario 4-H Council so that he can learn about 4-H from the administrative and organizational perspective. Brander is also excited to be involved in making decisions that will better 4-H and shape the future of the organization.  


About 4-H Ontario 

4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life. 

For more information please contact: 

Laura Goulding, Manager, Communications, 4-H Ontario