Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of up to $3 million under the AgriCompetiveness Program for 4-H Canada. The funding will allow 4-H Canada to continue to deliver impactful national programming that will empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders.
The investment announcement was made while meeting with a group of youth taking part in the 47th annual 4-H Canada Citizenship Congress in Ottawa.
With this investment, 4-H Canada aims to reach even more youth across Canada through relevant youth leadership programs and initiatives in the areas of sustainable agriculture, food security, science and technology, the environment, health and nutrition, and community engagement. Through the delivery of exchanges, internships, hands-on learning activities, and conferences like the annual Citizenship Congress, 4-H Canada will provide youth with opportunities to develop knowledge and capacity in these areas, advance their leadership skills, and explore various career paths.
In support of these activities, 4-H will deliver social media content, publications, and other communications materials and resources to a diverse spectrum of audiences in order to further expand the reach of 4-H clubs in rural communities.
The organization is one of the world’s largest youth organizations and 4-H in Canada has more than 25,000 members and 7,700 volunteers.