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FCC 4-H Club Fund hits $1M milestone with latest contribution to 4-H clubs

Ottawa, Ontario – Dec. 12, 2022 – Farm Credit Canada’s 4-H Club Fund will provide a total of $100,000 to 200 4-H clubs, districts and regions in 2022.

This is the 10th year FCC 4-H Club Funds have supported local activities that empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders who drive positive change in their communities and around the world. With this most recent contribution, FCC has invested over $1 million in the 4-H Club Fund since the program was established in 2013.

“4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued support of the 4-H Club Fund,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “The FCC 4-H Club Fund enables us to engage more youth at the grassroots level, making it possible for clubs and leaders to access resources and plan programming which delivers world-class positive youth development for members all across the country.”

FCC supports local 4-H club activities through the 4-H Club Fund, as well as national and provincial 4-H initiatives.  The FCC 4-H Club Fund grants up to $500 per club, which can be used towards developing existing programs, covering the costs associated with local events and exchanges, supporting volunteers, or purchasing various resource materials.

“For generations, 4-H clubs have provided young people with a successful start in the agriculture industry,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “The skills and knowledge built in Canada’s 4-H clubs last a lifetime and FCC is proud to support a program that has such a positive impact on so many lives.”  

To view the list of 2022 recipients or for more information on the FCC 4-H Club Fund, visit 4-h-canada.ca/clubfunds. The next application period for the FCC 4-H Club Fund opens in August 2023.  

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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 in Canada has close to 23,500 members and more than 8,700 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $44 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible financing, AgExpert management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit fcc.ca

For more information, media may contact:

4-H Canada
Lori Barron
Director of Communications
613-316-5422
lbarron@4-h-canada.ca