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In the Spotlight

District C


Back in 2016, when fire tore through Fort McMurray, Community Leagues in District C responded with action. Halls became collection points for donations and for an attempt to offer those fleeing something we all value: a sense of home and safety.
Learn More About Our District Spotlights

Register Now for Prizes

Sign up Community League Day event to qualify


Who doesn't love a free Slurpee? The EFCL has partnered with 7-Eleven this year to offer the first 80 Leagues that register their Community League Day events with $100 worth of free stuff at 7-Eleven. This prize is perfect to be shared out to members of your community. To qualify, you must be one of the first 80 Leagues to register. Once these prizes are gone, well, they're gone. 
Register your CLDay Event HERE

Who Will Your League Thank?

EFCL asks Leagues to find central volunteer for invite-only event


Thanking volunteers is essential. But our volunteers hope their work is recognized by their peers. We've got just the thing. 

As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, EFCL is creating an invite-only event in October for Leagues to thank a volunteer from the present day or long in the past. This event will also see Leagues imortalize their stories in a time capsule.

We're asking Leagues to determine the volunteer, living or not, who made the biggest change in your community. As we get closer to October we'll help Leagues gather stories and prepare to thank their volunteer hero.  
Ask Us Anything about 100 Thank Yous Event

Leagues and Municipal Elections

Leagues must be non-partisan as Edmonton elects next council


League members are city builders and passionate. But as Edmonton heads to the ballot box to elect its next mayor and council, all Leagues must be mindful that our activities must remain non-partisan. 

Recently, the EFCL hosted an 'Ask Me Anything' event with executive director Laura Cunningham-Shpeley. We were asked many tough questions and presented many difficult scenarios. We are developing resources to help answer these and plan to hold further 'Ask Me Anything' discussions. 
 
Ask Us Anything on Muni Elections
Community League Code of Ethics
Your Leagues and Political Elections

Inclusive Communities

New EFCL Resource Rolls Out
 

One of the EFCL's five strategic goals is to broaden the reach and diversity of Community Leagues. The participation of all strengthens the Community League movement.

We have created resources to support allyship and inclusion throughout the work Leagues and the EFCL does.
Take Our First Inclusive Communities Course

Last Call for Photo Shoots

Apppointments available until the end of August


Haven’t booked a facility visit yet? Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to have your hall photographed and measured – which is super helpful for rentals.

Book an appointment with Rochelle and Jake today. Questions? Contact Rochelle
Book Your Hall's Photo Shoot

Goodbye and Hello

EFCL bids Stephanie fair winds, welcomes Jonathan

 
It's with heavy hearts that we at EFCL bid Community Planning Advisor Stephanie Kovach farewell. Stephanie was by near unanimous description a rock star who helped navigate a path for communities to engage more effectively on development. Fittingly, Stephanie was recently featured in a City of Edmonton video discussing how community advocacy lead to the 40km/h speed limit on residential streets. 

We now welcome Jonathan Lawrence into the position. 

Good luck Stephanie, and welcome, Jonathan. 
Get in touch with EFCL's Community Planning Advisor

Supporting Reopening

The EFCL is here for you


Does your League have questions as Alberta lifts the last remaining COVID-19 restrictions?

Check out the reopening tab on our COVID-19 webpage for more information or reach out to us directly. 
Email us your Questions

EFCL Programming

The Grandfather Drum

Live from inside the tipi

Learn the origins and use of the sacred drum in Indigenous culture from inside a tipi with the Practise as Ceremony team from Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. This will be a Facebook live event streaming from the EFCL tipi at Aspen Gardens Community League. To join, please visit our Facebook page at the time of the event and wait for the live stream to begin. See the work we are involved in here

August 17, live from tipi at Aspen Gardens Community League
6:30-8:30pm

Take Me to EFCL's Facebook Page

Membership Directors' Summit

Two-part working group

A two-part working group session for new and seasoned Membership Directors

Part 1: Membership Sales Success Stories
Hear stories of what's working on membership sales and how to increase them at your League.
Part 2: Membership Sales on Community League Day
How do you plan to sell memberships on Community League Day? We'd like to share ideas and best ways to build success.
A meeting link will be sent to you once you register. 

August 25
7-8pm

Register for Summit

Support your Neighbours

Creating inclusive communities

Let's get together to share ideas, resources and experiences on creating inclusive spaces for all residents. All, including non-League members, are welcome to attend our monthly virtual meet-up. The next meeting is:
August 24
7-8:30pm

HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE MEETING:

PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meet.google.com/oxg-zrhh-viy
If phoning in dial: ‪1.289.323.7989‬ (PIN: ‪551 086 564‬#)
See the work we’re engaged in: efcl.org/initiatives/supporting-inclusive-communities
Join the Community Inclusion Cafe

Mentorship for League Members

Treasurers Group Cafe

Learn how other Community League members do what they do. Get together to share ideas, skills, resources and experiences to help each other succeed. The Group Mentorship Café is a series of virtual spaces made available to Community League volunteers in a variety of board or volunteer positions. 

Join the Treasurers Group Mentorship Café to learn how volunteers across Edmonton bring in and manage League funds

August 26
6:30pm

Register for Cafe

Other Opportunities

Benefits of Energy Audit

Webinar to Learn More

Sustainable Projects Group would like to invite you to a webinar on the Benefit of an Energy Audit.
This presentation will be tailored for property managers, maintenance managers, C-level executives(CFO, CEO), and sustainability managers. We will discuss how an energy audit can be implemented in details and look at various strategies that can be used to maximize the impact of the process on your buildings in 2021. Insight will be provided on combining this program with other federal and municipal incentive programs.

August 12
9am

Register for Webinar

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Audience Engagement

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We respectfully acknowledge the land upon which the EFCL operates is located on Treaty 6 Territory and has served a purpose as a traditional meeting ground for many First Nations groups. This territory has provided a traveling route and home to the Nakoda Sioux, and later, Blackfoot and Cree peoples, followed by Saulteaux and Métis and other Indigenous peoples.
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