4-H Canada and Saputo: Investing today in the dairy leaders of tomorrow

Ottawa, Ontario – June 1, 2018 – Today, on #WorldMilkDay, 4-H Canada is proud to announce a new partnership with Saputo Inc. (Saputo), together with their long-established brand, Armstrong Cheese. The partnership will see Saputo investing $660,000 over three years to give the next generation of dairy leaders and innovators the opportunity to positively impact their communities.

This national partnership will support the more than 4,200 youth members currently participating in 4-H dairy cow and goat programs across the country, providing them with grants, awards, and opportunities to attend provincial, national and international conferences to meet and share with other youth pursuing the same passion for dairy. The partnership will also help encourage youth members across the country to explore careers in the dairy industry through global internships and 4-H’s Careers on the Grow job search platform.

“4-H Canada is very pleased to partner with Saputo,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “We are delighted to have this exceptional opportunity to pool our networks, know-how and resources. Together, we are investing in youth to ensure healthy communities and positive change for our world.”

Join us and the 5,400 Saputo employees from coast to coast in Canada in raising a glass of nutritious milk in celebration. Follow the movement at #Saputo#4HCanada#WorldMilkDay.

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About 4-H Canada
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. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

For more information, media may contact:
Jay Poulton
Director, Marketing and Communications
4-H Canada
613-759-1013 ext. 131