Canadian Charolais Youth Association

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide youth members with activities and programs that will develop them into innovative, progressive, contributing citizens. To do this, we strive to design programs that develop members’ individual and team skills, leadership abilities and knowledge, for the betterment of themselves and the cattle industry.

Recent News

• 2023 CCYA Conference & Show – NEW ONLINE ENTRIES!!

The CCYA is extremely excited to move towards an online registration system. New this year – ALL entries will be online with AssistExpo. If you have any questions throughout the registration process please contact the CCYA Youth Coordinator – Cassidy Matthews.

Early-Bird Deadline is May 15th, 2023 / Regular Deadline is June 1st, 2023

• 2023 Essay Contest – DEADLINE JUNE 15th, 2023

It’s that time of year again! Open your computers and start typing because essays are due June 15th, 2023! This contest is open to all CCYA Members – Please note: You do not have to be attending a conference to enter this contest. If you have any questions please see the contact information on the application form.

2023 Topics:
Junior: Who is your role model and or mentor? And why?

Intermediate/Senior: Who is your role model and or mentor within the agriculture industry? How have they impacted you?
The submissions will still be judged by age category. Expectations for the content structure and writing style will differ depending on the age category. You must follow the requirements for your age category as set out in the Competition Rules.

View and Download the 2023 Essay Application Form.

• 2023 CCA Scholarships

Two Canadian Charolais Association (CCA) Scholarships of $1000 each, and one $1500 Dale Norheim Memorial Scholarship are available for 2023.
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Application Deadline – October 31, 2023

• 2022/2023 Newly Elected National Board Members

August 24, 2022

The CCYA is excited to introduce our newly elected National Board Members for the 2022/2023 year! We would like to welcome Cassidi Elder (SK), Travis Saunders (ON), Kim Turnbull (AB), & Madisyn Robertson (MB). We would also like to say a huge thank you to our departing directors: Haley Rosso – Past CCYA President, Evan Jamieson – Past Vice-President, Wyatt Burgomaster, and Will Rosso.

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