Welcome to 4-H! We can’t wait for you to ‘Learn To Do By Doing’ with us. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Find your local 4-H association
4-H Ontario has over 50 associations active across the province based on geography. Check out our association map to learn which association you belong to. Be sure to visit the available projects library to make sure the project you would like to participate in is available near you or the format you would like to join (virtual, hybrid, in-person) before you complete Step 2.
Step 2: Annual Provincial Registration Form
Each youth participating in club programming with 4-H Ontario must complete the annual provincial registration form. We also offer provincial camps and conferences, some of which require that you have paid the provincial membership fee. Check out our provincial opportunities page to gather information about the event you are interested in.
Step 3: Sign-Up for Available 4-H Projects
Once you complete the annual provincial registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with your participant number so you can start signing up for available projects. Youth complete 4-H projects with other youth as part of a club led by 4-H volunteers. Each project varies in topic, number of meetings/activities, type (virtual, hybrid, in-person) and achievement project.
You can see available projects in the available projects library. The method for signing up for each individual project sign up will vary depending on the project. In some instances, you may sign up for a project by contacting the volunteer leader via email or phone or some may ask you to fill out a form.
Virtual programs are also available, so be sure to check them out (click for virtual program information)!
B‐BSR‐14 Provincial Participant Fee Refund Policy
Refunds for the Provincial Participant Fee will be granted as follows:
Full refund of provincial participant fee less a $10.00 administration fee if written request is received by 4‐H Ontario within seven (7 days) of registration date.
50% refund of provincial participant fee if written request is received by 4‐H Ontario within 30 days of registration date and less than two (2) club meetings attended
No refunds after 30 days of registration date.
Exceptions may be granted under extraordinary circumstances providing the request is submitted in writing to 4‐H Ontario and clearly identifies the reason for the exception.
Refund requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit the date of registration, name on credit card used, member name and reason. Please note, refunds may take at least 30 days to be processed.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Online Registration
Our 4-H Association offers a participant fee subsidy program related to the provincial 4-H participant fee; how do we administer this program?
4-H Associations who host participant fee subsidy programs are responsible for communicating and organizing such programs directly with the 4-H youth and families in their Association. It is the responsibility of the 4-H Association to organize the program as they best see fit.
Our 4-H Association charges a local participant fee in additional to the provincial 4-H participant fee, how do we organize this?
4-H Associations who charge a local participant fee in addition to the $95 provincial participant fee are responsible for communicating and organizing such fees directly with the 4-H youth and families in their Association. It is the responsibility of the 4-H Association to secure the additional fees in a manner as they best see fit.
I registered online and my 4-H Association offers a participant fee subsidy program that reduces the participant fee by $10. When will I receive the $10?
4-H Associations who offer participant fee subsidy programs are responsible for communicating and administering the wage subsidy programs to the 4-H youth and families in their Association. Please connect with your local Association about the timelines associated with their participant fee subsidy program.
I registered online and my 4-H Association charges a $10 local participant fee in addition to the provincial participant fee. How do I pay the extra $10?
4-H Associations who charge additional fees are responsible for communicating and organizing such fees with the 4-H youth and families in their Association. Please connect with your local Association about the timelines and processes associated with additional fees.
With 4-H Ontario’s decision to only collect the provincial fee through their centralized online registration, what processes or adjustments should Associations put in place to collect or disburse fees to their participants?
Collection of fees:
- Some associations plan to collect fees at Sign up Nights via cheques or e-transfers
Disbursements of fees:
- Some associations will be disbursing funds to participants upon completion of their projects at their awards night via cheque. They require participants to complete at least one project to qualify for reimbursement.
Why did 4-H Ontario change the administration of membership fee reimbursements and overages?
4-H Ontario did their best to assist associations in administering their different fee structures through the new online registration system; however, the complexity of different fee structures made it challenging to reconcile finances each month. This ultimately put 4-H Ontario at an audit risk and the organization, and its staff are obligated to mitigate any audit risks. In addition, vigorous research was done prior to making this decision and it was identified that similarly structured organizations are only responsible for administering their provincial fees.
Visit our Club Projects page to learn more about the activities we offer.