4-H Cares/AWARE (Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Education)

This program provides 4-H members, leaders and parents with information on animal care and husbandry. There is also a focus on appropriate animal displays and how to interact with the public.

For more information on this program, contact Sarah van Heeswijk at

4-H Farm Safety Program

This 4-H education program was developed to reduce the risk of accidents faced by children on BC farms and ranches and in rural communities. It is a partnership between the BC 4-H Provincial Council, the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands and the BC Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association. Sponsorship is provided by the Canadian Agriculture Safety Program, utilizing Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding. Each 4-H club has a youth Safety Officer and each 4-H district in BC has a District Safety Coordinator.

On Farm Food Safety Program

Food safety begins on the farm and education is the first important step in reducing food safety risks at all levels of the food chain. The new user friendly On-Farm-Food-Safety resources for beef, dairy, sheep, and swine club members will prepare them to think "food safe" on the farm when caring for their animals. Thanks to the BC Verified Beef program and beef industry for leading the way in this important initiative and to Annette Moore of Quality First in Agriculture for providing the technical expertise to make these resources pertinent to young people. The resources were made possible through contributions from the BC Verified Beef Program and a government grant under the Agriculture Policy Framework: A Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative.
For more information on this program, contact Laura Code at

4-H British Columbia Platinum Partners