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Ontario, Canadian governments invest in agricultural leadership development

May 29, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

May 29, 2023 – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.3 million over three years through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to support 4-H Ontario programming. This funding will allow 4-H Ontario to continue to engage youth interested in a career in the agriculture and agri-food industries.

4-H Ontario provides youth across the province with opportunities to participate in local and provincial initiatives that contribute to their growth and professional development, as well as teach transferrable leadership skills.

Under the funding agreement, investments will be made in a variety of 4-H programming areas. These areas include: support for local initiatives to increase awareness of careers in agriculture; provincial youth leadership development efforts; engaging diverse communities including underrepresented and Indigenous youth about 4-H Ontario programs; improving the capacity to train and onboard volunteer workers for the organization; and developing and distributing curriculum resources.


Approximately 6,000 currently enrolled youth will benefit from the funding.

Sustainable CAP is a five-year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs designed and delivered by the provinces and territories.


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