About 4-H Canada
4-H Canada – Where the magic happens
4-H Canada is kind of like the head office of 4-H in Canada. This is where we do a lot of our planning, organize events and publish resources like our annual reports and our national magazine, L'avantage 4-H Advantage.
The Canadian 4-H Council began in 1933 to oversee 4-H in Canada. We do this through national marketing campaigns, our national magazine, and through our national programs. Youth have the opportunity to expand their 4-H experience through national and international conferences, exchanges, scholarships and grants. We focus on two main areas - making sure 4-H members have exciting opportunities available to them, and building a strong 4-H across Canada.
Here’s how we do it:
- Through national public relations initiatives
- Sharing communication and information between the provincial 4-H programs
- Developing recruitment and other resource materials
- The National 4-H Supply Service, a mail order catalogue featuring 4-H promotional items
The Council is a not-for-profit, non-governmental agency governed by a group of individuals representing our sponsoring organizations. An elected Board of Directors governs the Council.
In 4-H, there is so much to experience, so much to learn, and so much to do. Build a website, learn how to take great photographs, care for animals, be a world-class scrapbooker. If you can think of it, there is probably a 4-H Club in Canada that is doing it.
So you’re probably wondering what the four “H”s in 4-H stand for? Well, in 4-H, we pledge our Head, Heart, Hands and Health to our club, community and our country. Best of all, we do it by having fun!
What is 4-H?
4-H is one of Canada’s longest-running youth organizations for young people between the ages of 6 and 21.
We’ve been around a long time, over 100 years. Since 1913, 4-H has given youth opportunities to learn new things through a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. 4-H youth learn the skills needed to contribute to making this a better world. Many of them go on to become leaders in their communities.
The BenefitsSo what’s in it for you? First off, there are so many projects you can choose from. Make new friends. See a world outside your own doors.
Locally, 4-H gives back to the community and creates community leaders. Provincially, there are opportunities for conferences, camps and scholarships. And nationally, 4-H members have the opportunity to see different parts of Canada and the world, apply for scholarships, and participate in some of the country’s longest-running youth conferences.