AgriCompetitiveness Program 4-H Canada — May 2, 2019

AgriCompetitiveness Program 4-H Canada

May 2, 2019

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced an investment of up to $3 million under the AgriCompetitiveness Program for 4-H Canada. The funding will allow 4-H Canada to continue to deliver impactful national programming that will empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders.

With this investment, 4-H Canada aims to reach even more youth across Canada through relevant youth leadership programs and initiatives in the areas of sustainable agriculture, food security, science and technology, the environment, health and nutrition, and community engagement. Through the delivery of exchanges, internships, hands-on learning activities, and conferences like the annual Citizenship Congress, 4-H Canada will provide youth with opportunities to develop knowledge and capacity in these areas, advance their leadership skills, and explore various career paths.

In support of these activities, 4-H will deliver social media content, publications, and other communications materials and resources to a diverse spectrum of audiences to further expand the reach of 4-H clubs in rural communities.

“4-H Canada is one of the country’s longest-running and most well-respected positive youth development organizations. In 2018, more than 114 new 4-H clubs were formed in Canada,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information on the AgriCompetitiveness Program, please go to:  http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/agricompetitiveness-program/?id=1517335776475

 

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