THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $107,000 to 216 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities. In Ontario, 51 4-H clubs received a combined total of $25,000.
The fund is part of FCC’s $1 million contributions committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local 4-H activities, supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.
“The FCC 4-H Club Fund is part of our long-term investment in the future of agriculture,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “Projects offered through 4-H Canada are aimed at developing the leadership, confidence, and values young people will need to be successful in this vibrant and growing industry, as well as life outside of agriculture. Of course, it’s no secret we want the next generation to consider a career in agriculture and the agri-food sector, so we are proud to support 4-H programs that strengthen the bond between this industry and young people across Canada.”
The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for projects such as achievement days, horse clinics, field trips, public speaking workshops and purchases of equipment, just to name a few. The next application period opens in fall 2018.
“We are grateful to our partner FCC for their incredible support of 4-H in Canada,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “Having a partner that actively engages and shares in our values is extremely valuable to our organization. This generous partnership with FCC will ensure that 4-H at all levels has the tools it needs to continue helping to develop responsible, caring and contributing young leaders in communities across Canada.”
To view the list of recipients, visit www.fcc.ca/4-H.
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 25,000 members and more than 7,700 volunteer leaders, providing young Canadians with the tools and guidance to build leadership skills in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. To learn more about 4-H Canada, visit 4-h-canada.ca.