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4-H Ontario Announces New Executive Director

Laura Goulding, 4-H Ontario | (Posted March 18, 2020)

ROCKWOOD, ONT. (March 18, 2020) - The Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Christine Oldfield will be joining 4-H Ontario as the new Executive Director effective April 6, 2020. 

Christine will report to the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors and work closely with the Ontario 4-H Foundation and 4-H Ontario staff to develop a new vision for 4-H Ontario while ensuring that nearly 6,000 youth participants and 2,000 volunteers continue to have access to the most comprehensive and high-quality positive youth development programming in the province.

Christine has over 15 years of experience in not-for-profit leadership and is extremely involved in her local community.  In addition to holding the position of Executive Director at PIN Network for the past seven years, Christine is also Program Coordinator – Senior Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector Program at Conestoga College. She has an extensive background in volunteer management, board governance, youth development, and rural engagement.  She has managed the local and provincial campaigns of the Ontario Volunteer Youth Challenge as well as coordinating youth internship programs through YES. She’s currently involved in research projects with local rural townships on improving volunteer engagement.

“Christine brings with her a dynamic background in non-profit and volunteer management” says Dennis Carnegie, President Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors. “Christine’s expertise and reputation for innovative leadership will create a strong vision for 4-H Ontario in the years to come.”

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, Coordinator, Communications, 4-H Ontario

519.856.0992 x462, digital@4-hontario.ca

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