Farm Credit Canada contributing $100,000 Canadian 4-H Clubs 2020

Farm Credit Canada contributing $100,000 to Canadian 4-H Clubs in 2020

4-H Canada is pleased to announce Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund will contribute $100,000 in grants to 206 4-H clubs, districts and regions across Canada in 2020, supporting local clubs’ initiatives, with the ultimate goal of empowering youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that effect positive change in the world around them.

The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 to local 4-H clubs every year, towards developing their existing programs, covering the costs associated with local events and exchanges, supporting their volunteers or purchasing various resource materials.

“By supporting 4-H clubs across Canada, the FCC 4-H Club Fund is helping pave the way for young people to pursue any number of careers in Canadian agriculture, if that’s where their dreams take them,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “Through local 4-H clubs, young people are given the opportunity to learn practical skills through hands-on experience, as well as develop the leadership skills and values that will open up opportunities in the agriculture, food, agribusiness industries and beyond.”

4-H Canada and FCC have worked together in building thriving communities in partnership with youth leaders fore more than 25 years.

“We are grateful to FCC for their support over the past quarter century, making long-lasting impact in communities across the country, and creating life-long skills for youth,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “We believe that engaging more youth in fulfilling their potential starts with building capacity for clubs and leaders to develop world-class positive youth development programming for their members at the local level; this club funding ensures that our vision becomes a reality.”

The Club Fund is part of FCC’s $250,000 annual commitment to 4-H Canada. In addition to supporting local 4-H club activities through the FCC Club Fund, this contribution supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.

The next application period for the FCC 4-H Club Fund opens in August 2020. For more information on the FCC 4-H Club Fund, please visit the 4-H Canada website.

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