The update to the 4-H pledge now includes a reference to 'the world.'

4-H updates the pledge

The iconic pledge will now include a reference to “the world”

The 4-H pledge, recited by generations of 4-H members across Canada has been updated to include reference to the world. The change reflects the responsibility youth have to the global community and also the international opportunities available from the organization. Why it matters: The 4-H pledge has espoused the guiding principles of the organization, so […] Read more

Rabies vaccinations and livestock fairs to be simplified

The provincial government has proposed simplifying the rule that resulted in many 4-H animals having to be vaccinated for rabies before they were taken to local fairs. The regulations implemented by the previous Liberal government required that animals that came in contact with the public had to be vaccinated. The regulation said that as long […] Read more

Beyond the practical education of 4-H programs, the soft skills they teach are also of value.

Editorial: The value of 4-H

My youngest was this summer the first of my children to participate in a 4-H livestock club. It was a good experience that showed me that the most valuable lessons of 4-H continue to be taught and experienced. 4-H has changed significantly since I spent my teenage years in the Howick Dairy Calf Club in […] Read more

4-H Youth Service Leaders include Emelia Huff, Leah Haan, Ally Spielmacher, and Nicole French, all from Ontario.

Hands to larger service

A new 4-H program sends youth leaders to do community work across the country

Travelling to Canada’s east coast to work with like-minded small-town and rural people and contributing to a community project sounds like the perfect summer job for Peel Region’s Nicole French. But to the leadership at 4-H Canada, the opportunity to set up a pilot project under the newly formed Canada Service Corps, one of 10 […] Read more

Competitors made sure that their pigs had enough water during the warm days at the Ontario Pork Congress.

Making bacon at the Ontario Pork Congress

There were a record 60-plus entries at the Bacon Maker Classic at the Ontario Pork Congress this year. The 4-H members showed their market pigs in showmanship and confirmation classes. Pigs mill about as the judge looks over this Bacon Maker Classic class for conformation.


Parliament Hill, Centre Block in Ottawa.

OPINION: Giving young people a chance to understand policy

Capital Letters with Kelsey Johnson

Most days, Parliament Hill is buzzing with political activities where party politics and issues of the day dominate the corridor conversation. On a recent Saturday, the focus shifted to a more behind-the-scenes group of individuals who help keep Parliament running smoothly. More than 400 former and current House of Commons pages reunited in Ottawa to […] Read more

Rural Ontario leader appointed to Senate

A leader in Ontario’s agriculture and rural community is one of Canada’s newest senators. Rob Black, executive director of the Rural Ontario Institute and a former president of 4-H Canada, was named Thursday as one of two new senators from Ontario by Governor General Julie Payette. Why is this significant? It has been a long […] Read more

Railway funds to deliver safety, leadership programs

4-H Canada is set to launch a new youth leadership program, along with a farm safety fund, thanks to a $600,000 contribution from Canadian National Railway (CN). Executives at 4-H and CN unveiled the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD) at Canadian Western Agribition on Wednesday morning. Each year LEAD will award four […] Read more