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.

2021 Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors


Cheryl Sullivan –  President (Carleton) 

Dennis Carnegie – Past President (Chatham-Kent)

Darrell Bergsma – Vice President (Huron)

Elaine Bowman – Director at Large (Temiskaming)


Lesleigh Elgie (Brant)

Laurie Farquharson (Middlesex)

Nicole French (Peel) 
(Director – Youth)

Douglas Melia
(Hamilton Wentworth)

Erica Murray (Perth)

Emily Tremblay  (Algoma)

Donna Van Der Heyden
(North Simcoe)

Edna White 
(Kawartha Lakes Haliburton)

2019-2023 Ontario 4-H Council Strategic Plan

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

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