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.

2023 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)





Lesleigh Elgie (Brant)

Debbie Coke (Lambton)

Joanne Hewitson (Halton) 


Fred John Sharpe

Jennifer Waldroff (Stormont)

Penny Anger (Essex)



Edna White 
(Kawartha Lakes Haliburton)

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

Board Liaison List 2023

View the list here.

2019-2023 Ontario 4-H Council Strategic Plan

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

2024 Board Minutes

January 20, 2024

2023 Board Minutes




2022 Board Minutes

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