How did 4-H start in Ontario?
In Ontario, the first club was held in Waterloo, Ontario in 1915; however, the 4-H story in Canada began in 1913 in Roland, Manitoba. 4-H was founded upon the concept of teaching youth agricultural skills in a club atmosphere. In Ontario, the program began as the “Boys’ and Girls’ Club” and was run by the Ministry of Agriculture. Within these first clubs, youth were guided through their project by a leader who supervised them and provided constructive feedback. This is where the concept of “Learn To Do By Doing” was born.