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Edmonton Votes Sohi

New council, new relationships

On Monday, Edmonton voters elected Amarjeet Sohi as the city's thirty-sixth mayor. There are also seven new names to the council that Sohi will lead – Erin Rutherford (Anirniq), Karen Principe (tastawiyiniwak), Keren Tang (Karhiio), Ashley Salvador (Metis), Anne Stevenson (O-day'min), Jennifer Rice (Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi), Jo-Anne Wright (Sspomitiapi) and Michael Janz (papastew). Incumbents Sarah Hamilton, Andrew Knack, Aaron Paquette and Tim Cartmell were re-elected. 

Notably: mayor-elect Sohi offered several thoughtful answers to questions posed by Leagues.   
Read Mayoral Candidate Responses to League Questions

Fall General Meeting

Registration Now Open

The 2021 Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ Fall General Meeting will be held virtually this year. Join us on November 4, from 5:30-8:30pm. The meeting will include:
  • a guest speaker on accessibility in public spaces, which include Community League and parkland spaces;
  • discussion of commercial use opportunities through exploration of the idea in South Clareview;
  • the release of our 100 Thank Yous video, which we created after having to cancel our planned event in Hawrelak Park on October 2 due to the ongoing pandemic. 

Click Here To Register

Newcomer Program Offered

Norquest looks to connect newcomers with support 

Newcomers to communities can need support. Norquest's ESL program has a group of volunteers looking to help newcomers navigate questions they might have. Norquest will hold an event on November 12. For more information get in touch with the contact below.
Get in Touch With Norquest

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

Build Your City

Applications open for Planning and Development Committee

We need you to be part of Edmonton's future.

The Planning and Development Committee is the voice for communities, providing advocacy and ensuring League representation on planning and transportation matters. We’re inviting planning, urban design and place-making leaders in Edmonton to reimagine our built environment with us. 

The EFCL is committed to supporting planning and development, which ensures prosperity and wellbeing for all people and communities in Edmonton. We strive to increase participation, champion diverse voices, and provide ongoing support to Leagues and community leaders engaged in the city building process. Please get in touch or nominate your local leaders today.
Join the Planning and Development Committee

EFCL Programming

Act on Climate

First of three-part series starts October 21

The hardest part about climate change is feeling powerless. No more. 

Join us for this three-session digital workshop hosted by the EFCL Green Leagues program. You will learn three concrete steps to take to act on climate change in each of the three sessions.
The series will cover neighbourhood-level sustainability planning, climate resilience, solar PV, net-zero building, and funding opportunities and rebates.

Participants will learn from industry experts about technologies needed to achieve our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Community League volunteers who register will be eligible for prizes. 

Sign Up to Act

What's a Sub-License?

First Information Session

Join the EFCL and the City of Edmonton for this co-hosted, two-part information session that will guide Leagues through the process of creating and implementing sub-license agreements.

A sub-license is an agreement that’s needed for any third party to use a Community League’s licensed site on an ongoing, continuous basis (more than 30 days). The City's sub-license approval process ensures that a use is suitable for your spaces, beneficial to your community and beneficial to your League.

The session will also explore EFCL’s sub-license tip sheet and how to use the templates created.

Register for Session

Rink Season Is Coming

Community conversation series

Rink conversations are back. It’s time to talk about community skating rinks, snowbank rinks, boarded rinks, ice tips and vendor lists. Come and connect with other passionate rink makers and directors. These sessions were very popular last year, with participants expressing they felt supported and had a chance to share and learn from the community. Learn about booking tools and apps and learn about resources offered through the EFCL. 

Register for October 27 at 12pm
Register for November 24 at 12pm

Mentorship Cafe

Programs and Events Directors Edition

Let’s keep the good times rolling. Join the Programs and Events Directors Café to share ideas on what to do with your community and how to coordinate activities.

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.

Sign Me Up

Other Opportunities

Free Play For Your League

EFCL partnership offers multi-sport programs at low cost

Free Play for Kids is teaming up with EFCL to offer multi sport programs. You can now book trained and certified coaches to run eight weeks of programming at your hall. Kids will learn the fundamentals of soccer, hockey, basketball and flag football. Free Play will provide all the equipment and handle all the COVID-19 safety measures.

Each session can accommodate 16 children and will cost $1,600, which is $100 per child. The League can pay or ask parents to contribute.

This is a social enterprise initiative by Free Play and all revenue raised will go back into their core programming to provide vulnerable and at risk youth.

Contact Free Play for Kids for Details

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