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4-H Canada - Club to Club Exchange

Deadline: January 13, 2020 11:55 PM  
Location: across Alberta  

Program Description:


Club to Club Exchanges

Have you dreamed of travelling across this amazing country we live in?

4-H Canada’s Club to Club Exchange, offered in partnership with Canadian Heritage, lets you explore Canada’s rich history while experiencing all that our country has to offer.

Have you ever dreamed of travelling across this amazing country we live in?

4-H Canada’s Club to Club Exchanges, offered in partnership with Canadian Heritage, lets you and your club explore Canada’s rich history while experiencing all that our country has to offer.


How it works

In groups of eight to ten delegates, 4-H members between the ages of 12 and 17 are twinned – paired together – with 4-H’ers from another province. Together with two chaperones, the delegates take part in a reciprocal homestay exchange.

Club to Club Exchanges take place during the summer months and typically last seven to ten days.

Groups are matched based on their application, demographics in each group, activities and community involvement.

During their exchange, clubs will co-create a community-focused service project with their partnered Youth Service Leader, selected as part of the Hands to Larger Service program.


Selected groups pay $150 per member and $150 per chaperone.

What’s in it for you?

4-H Canada creates experiential learning opportunities that ensure a safe, fun and inclusive environment with the support of caring adults. Club to Club exchanges aim to:

  • Broaden your knowledge and understanding of Canada
  • Connect you with 4-H members from another province
  • Enhance your appreciation of the diversity of the Canadian experience.

What’s in it for your club?

You can tell your stories and share your experiences with other 4-H’ers, helping to increase their understanding of Canada’s history and their appreciation of how other Canadians live, work and play.


Apply online on behalf of your group between September 3, 2019 and January 13, 2020 at Successful groups will be notified by January 29, 2020.

Confirmed names of participants will be required in February if your group is selected.

Groups will be matched based on the application they submit, demographics of each group, activities and community involvement, fundraising opportunities, dates selected for travel, exchange history, and how they will promote and recognize sponsor support.

Information resources are available to assist groups when planning their exchange. These will be made available to groups once they have been selected for an exchange.


 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – online applications open

 Monday, January 13, 2020 – online applications close  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - successful groups will be notified

 Wednesday, February 5 – chaperone call to discuss what needs to be done, introduction to Service Project

 February 10 to 21, 2020 – calls with twinned groups

 Monday, February 17, 2020 – complete list of confirmed participants and travel/host dates are to be established and communicated to 4-H Canada

 Wednesday, April 6, 2020 – group project, payments, and all participant and host family paperwork is due

 Thursday, April 9, 2020 – chaperone call to discuss matching participants

 April 13 to 24, 2020 – second call with twinned groups

 Monday, May 4, 2020 – list of twinned participants is due to 4-H Canada

 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – chaperone call to discuss travel details

 Monday, June 8, 2020 – final activity list is due to 4-H Canada

 Late July – paper surveys mailed to groups and link to online survey provided

 Monday, September 14, 2020 – paper surveys, online surveys and written reports are due to 4- H Canada

Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Please note that participants must be 12-17 years old at the time of the program. This is not their 4-H age.In order to participate in this program, youth participants must be: 12 years old by June 30, 2020 18 years old after August 13, 2020

Event PDF:    4-H Canada Club to Club Exchange
Submit your club's application today
Cost: $150.00 CAD
Region: National
Who can apply: Leaders ,  All Members

For more information contact: Kelsey Norris, Admissions and Travel Coordinator, Phone: 1-844-759-1013, ext 113, Email: