Each year at March Conference, Junior Farmers from across the province hear speeches from three charities and vote on one to support throughout the year. Local Junior Farmer clubs host fundraising events and donate the proceeds to our provincial charity. JFAO policies dictate that all profits from alcohol sales at provincial events are donated to the provincial charity, as well as the proceeds from our major silent auctions. Junior Farmers regularly raise thousands of dollars for the provincial charity. If you are a registered charity working to improve lives in Ontario and want to apply to be JFAO’s provincial charity for the upcoming year, email membership@jfao.on.ca[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

Alzheimer Society of Ontario – Provincial Charity 2019

Since 1983, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ontarians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while advancing the search for the cause and cure. With a network of 30 Societies across Ontario, they offer Help for Today through their programs and services for people living with dementia and Hope for Tomorrow® by funding research to find the cause and the cure.

For more information, please click on this link: https://alzheimer.ca/en/on/About-us/About-the-Alzheimer-Society

Endowment Fund – 2018 Charity

The purpose of the JFAO Endowment is to establish a financial resource base that will provide an annual income to assist JFAO in enhancing the mission statement, To Build Future Rural Leaders Through Self-Help and Community Betterment.
The Endowment Fund was established with receipts from March Conference in 1994, 50th Anniversary donations, and ongoing donations specified for the Endowment Fund. A minimum of 20% of the annual interest income must be re-invested each year. In 2012 JFAO partnered with the Ontario 4-H Foundation to invest our growing funds. The endowment fund has been entrusted with the Ontario 4-H Foundation for a six years now in an effort to earn the largest interest rate possible for our investment. In the event JFAO ceases to operate, the interest of the endowment will be designated to foster rural leadership training, continuing the legacy of the JFAO name. To ensure this fund strengthens for future use, it is this year’s provincial charity.

2018 Charity Presentation- JFAO's 75th President, Erich Weber, and the
2018 Charity Presentation- JFAO’s 75th President, Erich Weber, and the
2018 Executive Director of Finance, MacKenzie Mahon, presenting the 50th President Brent Barton with a cheque of $3350 for the JFAO Endowment Fund.

Second Harvest – Provincial Charity 2017

Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers it to 225 social service agencies in the GTA, feeding people experiencing hunger – children, adults and seniors who access meal programs, food banks, shelters and community services. In 31 years Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. For every dollar donated, Second Harvest can provide two meals.

Download the Second Harvest Fact Sheet. (PDF)

Make a food donation to Second Harvest.

2017 Charity Presentation- JFAO's 74th President, Matt Smith, and 2017 Executive Director of Finance, Erich Weber, presenting Corey Smith of Second Harvest with a cheque of $7000
2017 Charity Presentation- JFAO’s 74th President, Matt Smith, and 2017 Executive Director of Finance, Erich Weber, presenting Corey Smith of Second Harvest with a cheque of $7000