About Us

About the CCYA


The objective of the CCYA is to develop and strengthen youth involvement in the breeding, raising, and promotion of Charolais cattle, as well as to unite youth from across Canada.

The existence of the National Board, which includes representatives from the various provinces/regions, ensures that all regions are given an equal opportunity to be involved with the CCYA, and fosters communication between the various regions. The board is responsible for providing insight and recommendations to the Conference and Show executive, maintaining a positive relationship with the Canadian Charolais Association, and overseeing the various CCYA programs that take place.

Policies & Procedures:

The policies and procedures of the Canadian Charolais Youth Association may be amended only by a majority vote of all youth members present at the annual general meeting. Any proposed amendments must be submitted in writing at the general caucus meeting at the CCYA conference and show and may be voted upon at the AGM held in conjunction with the CCYA Conference and Show. Once amendments have been passed by the CCYA membership, the new policies and procedures will be submitted to the Canadian Charolais Youth Association National board for ratification. Any changes to the Competition Rules and Regulations, the Rules and Regulation of the Conference and Show and the Canadian Charolais Youth Association Programs can be made by the national board at any point during the year at any regular National board of directors.

2023/2024 CCYA National Board of Directors


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Left to right: Kim Turnbull, Justin Harcourt, Logan Jamieson, Travis Saunders
Madison Saunders, Madisyn Robertson, Payton Caldwell, and Cassidi Elder

Justin Harcourt

President (SK)
306-383-7168
justin.harcourt02@gmail.com

Cassidi Elder

Vice-President (SK)
306-265-7711
cassidielder@icloud.com

Payton Caldwell

Secretary (AB)
306-861-1228
pccxcaldwell@gmail.com

Travis Saunders

Treasurer (SK)
519-379-5345
travissaunders17@gmail.com

Kim Turnbull

Alberta Director
403-627-7807
lena15kim@gmail.com

Logan Jamieson

Alberta Director
403-861-3164
loganjamieson22@gmail.com

Madisyn Robertson

Manitoba Director
(Social Media Director)
204-841-2496
robertsonmadisyn@gmail.com

Madison Saunders

Ontario Director
519-477-0609
msaunders0609@gmail.com

Karen Bouchard

Adult Advisor
Alberta
403-501-1326
nitelite@telus.net

Shae-Lynn Brook

Adult Advisor
Saskatchewan
306-561-7460
shaelynnevans03@gmail.com

Dalyse Robertson

Adult Advisor
Manitoba
204-841-0736
pdmrobertson@gmail.com

Karen Black & Allison Nesbitt

Adult Advisor
Ontario/Quebec
343-369-8205
705-878-2962
blackbern@hotmail.com
allison.nesbitt@fcc.ca

Haley Rosso

Alumni Director
306-631-7117
hrosso25@gmail.com

Keegan Blehm

Alumni Director
204-384-6913
keegan.blehm13@gmail.com

Cassidy Mathews

CCYA Youth Coordinator
403-971-6055
charolaisyouth@gmail.com
cmatthews@charolais.com

How to Become a Member


There are two different types of memberships available to youth.

1) Junior CCA Member or 2) CCYA Member.

Both are included in the CCYA Programs but there are a few slight differences to each membership as seen in the chart below. The CCA membership is a junior membership program only for youth members interested in having their own tattoo letters and farm name. Youth currently with tattoo letters will be invoiced in January for their fees through the CCA office. All other youth will be invoiced from the CCA office with membership fees due to the CCYA by January 1st .

Who can become a member? CCYA members can be youth who are 21 or under as of January 1st of the current year – the same as 4-H age in many provinces.

If you have questions or concerns please email us!

Junior CCA Member:
Fees: $25 + Tax
Paid To: Canadian Charolais Association
2320-41st Avenue N.E.Calgary, ABT2E 6W8
Due Date: January 1st of each year

CCA Junior Membership Application

CCYA Member:
Fees: $20 ($40 if membership is paid at the time of conference)
Paid To: Canadian Charolais Youth Association
2320-41st Avenue N.E.Calgary, ABT2E 6W8
Due Date: January 1st of each year

CCYA Membership Application