Proud to Lead "Involve" Fund

The Proud to Lead "Involve" Fund sponsors new events that involve and engage OFA members in a fun and creative atmosphere. Proud to Lead also supports events encouraging the involvement and mentorship of young and beginning, or previously uninvolved members.

The Proud to Lead "Involve" Fund is accepting an extended round of applications, with funds available up to $500 per application until April 30, 2016.

Who – Open to all Federations of Agriculture, individually or on a collective basis.

What – The fund is designed to support new training events for board members and local members (public speaking, governance, visioning). Be creative with your ideas such as organizing a curling bonspiel, golf tournament or a family night out at a hockey game.

When – Events are to be held prior to August 31, 2016. The Proud to Lead task team will designate 2-3 staff members to review and confirm approved submissions. The extended deadline to apply is April 30, 2016

Where – Events and opportunities can be organized at the Local (County), Zone or Regional level.

Why – To help promote the training and involvement of OFA’s most valuable resource – farmers! The future of our industry relies on a strong, informed, engaged membership.

How – Complete and submit the electronic application form (listed below) with a brief explanation of your proposed event.

Federations who hosted an event after February 22, 2016 may be eligible to receive retroactive funding. Applications must be received by April 30, 2016.

For more information regarding the Proud to Lead "Involve" Fund or to submit an application form, please contact

Click here for the Proud to Lead "Involve" Fund application form