4-H Canada Board of Directors

The board of directors is elected by 4-H Canada Governing Members who are dedicated to the strategic advancement of the 4-H movement.

Governing Membership

Governing Members – Individuals aged 18+ and organizations – directly support today’s youth leaders by ensuring strong governance, relevant industry partnerships, and financial stability. This community of engaged community leaders select the 4-H Canada Board of directors, vote in the Annual General Meeting, and support the strategic direction of the 4-H movement.

Become a Governing Member of 4-H Canada today

Support the strategic direction and influence 4-H’s advancement.

Board Elections and Nominations

Every spring, the Board of Directors accepts nominations for open Director positions. Governing Members nominate and elect Directors to the board.

Process for Board nominations

  • Call for nominations begins: April 30, 2024
  • Nominations and resolutions deadline: May 30, 2024, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Screening process: June 2024
  • Nominees confirmed as candidates: June 2024
  • Election: June TBD 2024
  • Annual General Meeting: July 17, 2024

Nomination of candidates for the 2024-2025 Board of Directors is now open.

  • Nominations will be accepted until May 30, 2024.
  • There are four (4) board positions to be filled.
  • Nominations must be submitted by two voting 4-H Canada Members*, and must be received by email no later than 4:00 p.m. EDT May 30, 2024.

*Governing Members must be considered in good standing (membership purchased and fully paid for) by March 31, 2024, to be eligible to nominate candidates as well as vote in the election for the Board of Directors.

Download the 2024 Board of Directors Nomination Form

Resolution Submissions Are Now Open!

Resolutions are a tool 4-H Canada members* can use to address a governance matter relevant to the advancement of 4-H in Canada. Resolutions are a mechanism to recommend changes to bylaws, or actions to be taken by the Board of Directors at a governance level.

All resolutions received during the submission period will be reviewed by the Board Development Committee in consideration of healthy, positive and strategic discussion at the Annual General Meeting on July 17, 2024.

Resolutions must be submitted by a voting 4-H Canada Member*, and received by email at governance@4-h-canada.ca no later than 4:00 p.m. ET May 30, 2024.

*Governing Members must be considered in good standing (membership purchased and fully paid for by March 31, 2024), to be eligible to submit any resolutions.

Download the 2024 Resolution Form

for additional information on resolution eligibility and 4-H Canada’s governance processes.

Canadian 4-H Foundation

The Canadian 4-H Foundation was established in 1969. This federally incorporated not-for-profit organization works to continue the mission of 4-H Canada. The Canadian 4-H Foundation is made up of experienced and knowledgeable individuals who are responsible for overseeing and managing 4-H Canada's endowment funds in a reliable, ethical, and intelligent manner.

The Foundation makes it possible for 4-H Canada to continue to create and maintain our national, leading-edge programs and events that help members Learn To Do By Doing.

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is the national youth voice for 4-H Canada, comprised of outstanding 4-H youth members who want to continue to play a role and contribute to the growth of the 4-H movement.