Partners and Friends

We partner with like-minded organizations that believe in the power of positive youth development.

Woman Selling Soft Drinks At Farmers Market Stall

4-H Ontario likes to keep good company. We make sure to partner with like-minded non-profits and charities that support positive youth development and community building. Together we:

  • Share resources
  • Build programs
  • Participate in events
  • Build confident and resilient youth!

To find out more about becoming an official partner of 4-H Ontario email communications@4-HOntario.ca

Looking to be part of the Farmers’ Market partnership in 2024?

Farmers’ Markets Ontario (FMO) is the provincially recognized organization representing over 180 markets throughout Ontario. In 2019, 4-H Ontario began exploring ways to increase community involvement and connection, and we moved forward by partnering with FMO to give youth a unique opportunity to connect with their food, farmers and communities across the province. There are so many exciting and engaging ways to work with your local market this summer!

Partnership Ideas:

Ideas for the FMO partnership include hosting a fundraiser or raffle, supporting other vendors, promoting 4-H in your area, promoting your club or association, hosting a club achievement day, sharing the results of a club projects, hosting a club, selling products or taking order for products from your club or recruiting new 4-H members or volunteers.

Brainstorm with your club or market to see what an FMO partnership could look like in your area!



In partnership with Farmers’ Markets Ontario, 4-H Ontario has developed a toolkit as a resource to connect local 4-H clubs and farmers’ markets. The toolkit provides resources for 4-H clubs, market managers, boards and municipalities on how to connect with a market, requirements for participation and ideas for your involvement in a market. It also includes fee subsidy programs and other valuable resources.

Wondering if a market near you is part of Farmers’ Markets Ontario? Visit the FMO website and use their ‘Find a Market‘ tool to find out today!

Visit the interest form to get started! 4-H Ontario will provide you with a tent for the market and will assist you in obtaining marketing materials and other resources you may need.

Questions? Reach out to 4-H Ontario’s Communications Manager, Mary Haurilak, via email at communications@4-hontario.ca.

This program is supported by Farmers’ Markets Ontario.

The Co-operative Young Leaders camp is a unique summer camp for ages 13-18. CYL is led by experienced CYL volunteers and educators in the co-operative sector. This camp is part traditional camp experience and part experiential education. The program takes youth out of the classroom environment and lets them lead. All participants will experience a week dedicated to all things co-operative including games and activities while also enjoying camp fires, swimming and connecting with their peers from all over Ontario.

Visit their site for more information https://ontario.coop/co-operative-young-leaders

As a progressive agricultural society, the London Farm Show supports the on-going development of the agricultural industry and promotes its value to the urban community.

Visit their website for more information: https://www.westernfairdistrict.com/london-farm-show

Canada’s Digital Farm Show was a digital event that delivered interactive content from the field to the farm. There were equipment demos, agricultural technology, crop plot tours, livestock-focused and crop-based learning, and webinars to help you manage your farm during uncertain times.

Visit their website for more information:


For more than 30 years Ontario Sheep Farmers has been an advocate and unified voice for the Ontario’s 3,000 sheep farmers, representing the sheep, lamb and wool industries. The organization (and its predecessors) was established to promote and represent the industry’s interests and began with the formation of the Ontario Sheep Association in the 1970s.

Visit their website for more information: