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Distinguished Alumni Award

4-H Canada is looking for outstanding 4-H alumni who have made a significant, positive impact on the world around them.

The 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and contribution of 4-H alumni to their communities and the greater world around them.

4-H Canada will present the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2020 Leadership Awards in Ottawa, Ontario on February 10, 2020

Award Recipient

The recipient will receive an all-inclusive trip to the 2020 Leadership Awards in Ottawa where they will be recognized alongside other notable award recipients, including the National Volunteer Leader of the Year, L.E.A.D. Scholarship Recipients, and Honourary Members.


Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award closed on October 1, 2019.

Selection Criteria

The award recipient will be selected by a panel of reviewers based on these criteria:

  • Demonstration of leadership and contributions to their field and the world
  • Being an outstanding role model of 4-H values (critical thinking, caring, service, and healthy living) and support for the future generation
  • Experience as a 4-H youth member. The nominee does not currently need to be involved with 4-H.

Past Recipients

Elaine Froese received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

4-H Canada presented the first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award to Elaine Froese at the 2019 Leadership Awards in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 31, 2019.

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