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4-H Conferences

4-H is proud to offer unique conferences that aim to improve your life or career in inspiring, meaningful ways. Meet like-minded youth as you grow and learn, together.

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Career Mania 2019

 

For youth ages 13-17 (prior to January 1, 2022)

Event Date: July 17-20, 2022

Event Location: Cedar Glen. Nobleton, ON

Explore a wide array of career opportunities and learn the tools you need to get the job you want at Career Mania. This experience will encompass four days and three nights of learn to do by doing activities in skills that will help you to get a job and set the course for your career.

We know the thought of choosing your future career can be a daunting one! Career Mania will introduce you to careers you may not have considered before and show you what life as a post-secondary student is like.

  • Learn about different careers and how to get started in them
  • Get resume and cover letter tips from experts
  • Master your interview skills
  • Hear professionals speak about different university and college programs
  • Take part in interactive activities, and more

90% of participants strongly agree that 4-H has helped advance their career goals.

“I learned a lot and now I have a better understanding of what I have to do to get where I am going.” – 2016 Career Mania participant

Career Mania will take place July 17-20

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2022

  • July 17-20, 2022
  • For all youth ages 13-17 prior to January 1, 2022
  • $320+HST ($361.60)

REGISTER HERE

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748 x 4680

4-H Ontario is not requiring youth or volunteers to be vaccinated to be in the 4-H program, proof of vaccination may be required to attend 4-H events as per facility/venue requirements. At this time, the venue requires proof of vaccination for participation in events at their facility. As such, participants will need to complete a COVID-19 attestation form as part of their registration.

Thanks to our sponsor, RBC

For current 4-H Members ages 16-21 (as of program date)

2022 is the 50th anniversary of Citizenship Congress!

Citizenship Congress will deepen your understanding of civic engagement, governance and public policy, parliamentary  procedures, citizenship, and politics. This conference creates opportunities for you to network and learn from experts on governance and civic engagement while building your research skills, communication skills, and your knowledge on parliamentary procedure.

Workshops and preparation sessions will culminate with the annual debate where you and your fellow 4-H’ers from across Canada will construct insightful arguments, and practice your skills of persuasion and public speaking. You’ll leave Citizenship Congress having learned more about Canada, its government, and yourself.

We are excited for Citizenship Congress to return to Ottawa from May 3-8, 2022! As with all of 4-H Canada’s programs set for in-person delivery in 2022, Citizenship Congress planning includes the ongoing review of COVID-19 safety measures to follow the most up-to-date information from public health authorities. Learn more and watch recordings of past debates at 4-h-canada.ca/citizenship-congress.

Open to 4-H Members (ages 16-21 as of program date) across Ontario

Application deadline: January 31, 2022
Conference date: May 3-8, 2022

To apply for Citizenship Congress, please complete the 4-H Ontario National Opportunity Registration Form.

Upon being selected, a registration fee, along with further registration information, is to be paid to the Canadian 4-H Council.

For more information about applying to this experience, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748

For current 4-H Participants, 16-21 years old (as of program date)

Gain knowledge from new friends across Canada while taking part in this rewarding and challenging experience.

The 4-H National Members Forum is our longest running program for a reason.

The program places an emphasis on positive development, agricultural exhibitions and developing bonds with youth from across the country.

Through experiential learning, workshops and interactive site tours, attendees will develop a deeper awareness, knowledge and understanding of the environment and healthy living.

Learn more about the National Members Forum on the 4-H Canada website or check out this download Members Forum 2021 Information (62 downloads) . This includes the schedule and details of what to expect during the experience!

To apply for National Members Forum, please click here.

A maximum of 10 Ontario participants will be selected. Upon being selected, a registration fee is to be paid to the Canadian 4-H Council.

Application deadline: Sept 20, 2022
Cost: TBD, due to 4-H Canada upon selection
When: November 2022
Space Available: 4-H Ontario can send 10 participants

You can find the 4-H Inclusion Statement here.

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Senior Manager, Programming
programming@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748 x 472

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Event date: May 5-7, 2022

Registration closes: March 30, 2022

Register here – Registration Form

Cost: $200 +HST ($226)

For all youth ages 18-25 (as of December 31, 2021)

Location: Durham College, Oshawa, ON

Check back here for the 2022 schedule!

If you plan to be involved in the dairy industry in any way, Dairy Sen$e is for you!

Through guest speakers, case studies, facility tours and networking with industry leaders, you’ll gain practical skills that will set you up to run a profitable dairy operation.

  • Gain management skills from Ontario’s top dairy farmers
  • Learn the key elements of a succession plan
  • Network with other young dairy farmers
  • Tour facilities and hear from knowledgeable guest speakers

Dairy Sen$e® offers an invaluable, intensive opportunity to learn the business and operations of dairy and apply them to your farm.

4-H Ontario recently conducted a study on the impact the Dairy Sen$e® conference has on participants. Read more about the study.

Check out this video from the 2014 Dairy Sen$e® Conference.

4-H Ontario is not requiring youth or volunteers to be vaccinated to be in the 4-H program, proof of vaccination may be required to attend 4-H events as per facility/venue requirements. At this time, the venue requires proof of vaccination for participation in events at their facility. As such, participants will need to complete a COVID-19 attestation form as part of their registration.

Dairy Sen$e® is co-managed with the Ontario Holstein Branch and supported by key stakeholders in the dairy industry.

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For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Events
events@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748 x 468

A special thanks to our sponsors:

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4-H Ontario is generously supported with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

In fall 2021, 4-H Ontario offered young people the chance to take part in discussions relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). https://sdgs.un.org/goals

We heard from an industry leader about tips and tools you can use to help reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), then put that information into practice with a hands-on learning activity.

Check it out!

SDG Speaker Series – Zero Hunger

SDG Speaker Series – Climate Action

SDG Speaker Series – Good Health and Well Being

 

Click here for detailed information.

This program is sponsored by BASF.