4-H Ontario

Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Volunteer Conference & Annual Meeting


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The 4-H journey continues with the annual 4-H Ontario Volunteer Conference & Annual Meeting (CAM). This is an annual opportunity to learn, enhance skills and make valuable connections with 4-H volunteers from across the province. You will meet other 4-H volunteers who share your values and passion for youth engagement through workshops, breakout sessions, social activities, and more. CAM will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated with exciting new ideas to take back to your clubs, fellow 4-H volunteers and your local 4-H Association.

The conference itinerary features the Annual General Meeting for both the Ontario 4-H Council and the Ontario 4-H Foundation, volunteer development workshops, the Monsanto Volunteer Recognition Awards & Luncheon, the Syngenta 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards Banquet, and much more; all designed to keep you up-to-date, informed and energized with 4-H Ontario. 


Greetings on behalf of the 4-H Ontario Conference Committee

We are ‘Full Steam Ahead’ with the 2017 4-H Ontario Volunteer Conference & Annual Meeting.

Over the past few months, representatives from across Region 4 have been planning an interactive and experiential learning program for you to enjoy. We are excited to be incorporating elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) into the conference program.

4-H Ontario is also embracing the theme element of technology and moving to 100% on-line conference registrations. Once again 4-H Ontario is offering an early bird registration, as well as single, partial day and specific event registrations. The 4-H Ontario Council Annual Meeting will be held on the Friday evening and all interested delegates are invited to attend. The 4-H Ontario Foundation Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday afternoon. Saturday and Sunday agenda includes an exciting offering of workshops, volunteer appreciation luncheon and dinner, motivational speakers and well deserved social and networking opportunities. When registering please be sure to click off all aspects of the conference you will be attending.

We hope you will join us as we go full steam ahead with great hands on and experiential learning opportunities at the 2017 4-H Ontario Volunteer Conference & Annual Meeting, March 24-26, 2017 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston. 

Brenda Gilchrist and Lesleigh Elgie, 2017 Conference Planning Committee Chairs


Conference Dates:
Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston

Who Attends CAM?

All 4-H Volunteers are encouraged to attend CAM. Each 4-H Association is encouraged to send at least two people (one must be their Association Representative who will be the voting delegate for the Annual Meeting). All registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis so make sure to get your registration form in fast.

Why Should I Come To CAM?

CAM is an opportunity to learn, have fun, enhance 4-H skills and make friends with 4-H Volunteers from across the province. Through fun social recreation activities you will meet other 4-H Volunteers from across Ontario who have similar values and passions for youth engagement. You will be refreshed with new ideas to take back to your Club, fellow Volunteers, Association and Region. Check out the full conference information package, including agenda, attached below.

Registration Fees:  

*Early Full Weekend (before January 18)- $186.17 (HST $21.42+ $164.75)

*Standard Full Weekend (January 19- February 17)- $204.79 (HST $23.56 + $181.23)

*Late Full Weekend (after February 17)- $223.41 (HST $25.70 +$197.71)

*Single Day- Saturday (incl. breakfast, Monsanto Luncheon, workshops & Syngenta Arbor Awards Banquet)- $131.52 (HST $15.13 + $116.39)

*Partial Day- Saturday (incl. breakfast, Monsanto Luncheon, & workshops)- $100.10 (HST $11.52 + 88.58)

*Monsanto Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Only - $40.74 (HST $4.69 +$36.05)

*Syngenta 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards Banquet Only - $59.60 (HST $6.86+ $52.74)

*AGM Registration (must be registered prior to March 8)- $54.66 (HST $5.43 + $41.77)

*Price does not include accomodation. Please contact the Nottawasga Inn Resort directly to book accomodations.


Confirmed Workshop Topics

  • Experience It: Simplify Your Life with Technology
  • Experience It: Seeding is Enjoying
  • Experience It: Are You Loyal to Your Soil?
  • Financial Review for Newbies
  • Experience It: Identifying Agricultural Hazards
  • Minding Your P &P’s (Policies & Procedures)
  • Experience It: Lego my Ego
  • Experience it: Science
  • Moving Your Association Through 4-H Ontario’s Strategic Plan
  • The 4-H Resilience Research Project: Learning from Doing




New for 2017 - Pre-Conference Event - Hands-on Science Training for Science Champions.

Find more information here.  Register with Sara Harper at events@4-hontario.ca by March 17, 2017. Space limited.


Conference and Annual Meeting