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Ontario 4-H Council

The Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors develops the vision and governance policies for 4-H Ontario.

Man standing with hands above his head, smiling in front of This is 4-H Country sign

A Dedicated Board of Directors With a Common Goal

Each of the 50+ 4-H Ontario Associations elect an Association Representative (AR) to speak and vote on behalf of the Association at the provincial level. The ARs then vote ten of their own onto the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has the responsibility of providing direction and vision for the 4-H Ontario program, and is responsible for the management and direction of the Executive Director, who in turn is responsible for the management and direction of the 4-H Ontario staff, who manage daily operations of 4-H.

The Board of Directors elects an Executive Committee annually. It consists of a Past President, President, Vice President and Director-at-Large. The Board also includes a Youth Director and a Community Director.

The Ontario 4-H Foundation endowment fund generates income to support Ontario 4-H Council activities.

2022 Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors


Laurie Farquharson –  President (Middlesex) 

Cheryl Sullivan – Past President (Carleton)

Elaine Bowman – Vice President (Temiskaming)

Erica Murray – Director at Large (Perth)

Cathy Lennon – Director, Community



Lesleigh Elgie (Brant)

Debbie Coke (Lambton)


Lindsay Bebbington (Peel) 

Douglas Melia
(Hamilton Wentworth)

Jennifer Waldroff (Stormont)


Penny Anger (Essex)

Donna Van Der Heyden
(North Simcoe)

Edna White 
(Kawartha Lakes Haliburton)

Kayla Emmerton
Ontario Youth Representative: Canadian
4-H Council Youth Advisory Committee

2019-2023 Ontario 4-H Council Strategic Plan

Read a summary of the 4-H Ontario 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

2022 Board Minutes

Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 15, 2022 (20 downloads)

January 22, 2022

March 26, 2022 (94 downloads) June 2022 Board Minutes (68 downloads)

March 25, 2022 (82 downloads) [

August 20, 2022 (30 downloads)

2021 Board Minutes

Past approved board minutes can be obtained by contacting:
Executive Director, 4-H Ontario

Audited financials can be obtained by contacting:
Manager, Finance, 4-H Ontario