Governing Members directly support the strategic direction and advancement of 4-H in Canada to ensure we continue to empower youth to Learn To Do By Doing.

Important: Governing Membership is different from youth membership and enrollment. To join a community-based 4-H club, please visit our Find a Club page.

What is a Governing Member?

Our Governing Membership body is a community of respected industry leaders, comprised of individuals 18+ and organizations. Together, they support the strategic direction of the 4-H movement, select the 4-H Canada Board of directors, and vote in the Annual General Meeting.

Governing Members play a critical role in the direction and oversight of 4-H Canada.

Become a Governing Member

Your involvement as a 4-H Canada Governing Member directly supports today’s youth leaders by ensuring strong governance, relevant industry partnerships, and financial stability.

We offer three categories of memberships, each with various benefits and involvement opportunities.

Individual Membership


Individual memberships are available to alumni, volunteers, and individual supporters of 4-H who wish to actively participate in the direction of the 4-H movement.

Associate Membership


Associate Memberships are available to registered charitable or non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and business and trade organizations.

Corporate Membership


Corporate Memberships are available to companies, corporations, and co-operatives, and provide the opportunity to designate a voting representative.

All Governing Memberships include a list of valuable benefits.

As a governing member, you can help shape the 4-H movement for the future, get news on our programs and their impact, access a network of engaged supporters, and be recognized for your commitment to positive youth development.

Benefits list

  • Voting rights at the 4-H Canada Annual General Meeting
  • Participation in electing 4-H Canada’s Board of Directors
  • Invitations to 4-H Canada and partner events
  • Invitation to the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards
  • Listing in governing membership section of 4-H Canada’s annual report and website
  • Subscription to 4-H Canada publications
  • And more

Contact us

For further information on governing memberships or to arrange invoicing for membership, please contact us at