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Learn Without The Reading 

New how-to video series aims to save Leagues time

What's Alt Text, why is it important and how can you incorporate it into your social-media game for your League? We've got answers. And we're offering them in a new way – video. Leagues are run by volunteers. Volunteers need tools that can save them time. Video is one way to do this, and we hope to offer more of these in future. Let us know what you think.
Suggest Videos That Would Help Your League

We Give You Prizes

Comunity League Day goodies are only getting started

Leagues that registered their Community League Day event before August 18 were entered in a draw for all sorts of prizes. One League even won hot-air balloon rides for three hours. But we're just getting started. Stay tuned to our dedicated #CLDay21 page for more details, as well as videos on Leagues taking community actions and a comprehensive event listing for Leagues. 
Register your CLDay Event HERE
Use Our #CLDay21 Sign For Your Event

Hybrid Meeting Help

As AGMs and other events approach, Leagues have questions

We've been getting lots of questions about running hybrid AGMs.Here's a very simple video we shared a few months back but want to flag for you again (link here).

The EFCL can support your meeting by providing the RingCentral platform and a staff member to help moderate your elections. At this time our hybrid support is limited, but email us and we'll do our best to support you.

Have you successfully run hybrid meetings? We'd love to hear about it. Please be in touch. 
Get In Touch With EFCL League Support

Time Capsules Are Cool

And you're helping us fill one

Leagues created the EFCL in 1921. One of our final ways to celebrate those 100 years will be an invite-only event in October that will feature us installing a time capsule. Leagues will create the memories we're going to save. How? Send us those memories using the form below. And be ready for the big event on October 2 – details coming soon.  
Add to EFCL's Time Capsule Memories Form

Leagues and Municipal Elections

Moderators and maps to come

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 its second 'Ask Me Anything' event with executive director Laura Cunningham-Shpeley. We were asked many tough questions and presented many difficult scenarios. We've developed resources to help answer these questions. We're now working on a map of all the all-candidate forums and help for Leagues looking to hire independent moderators.
Watch: Your Leagues and Political Elections Video
Read: In Five Minutes: Leagues and Elections
Read: Community League Code of Ethics
Read: 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

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

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

Register For Cafe

The Grandfather Drum

Live from inside the tipi

Learn the seven teachings of a good life 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 Ottewell Community League.

To join the event, visit our Facebook page at the time of event and wait for the live stream to begin.

See the work we are involved in (link here).

September 8, live from tipi at Ottewell Community League

Take Me to EFCL's Facebook Page

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:

September 21

Join the Community Inclusion Cafe

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. 

September 29, 12-1pm RingCentral Link
September 29, 6:30-7:30pm RingCentral Link

Other Opportunities

Federal Election Workers Needed

Want to get involved?

Elections Canada is looking to hire thousands of workers to work at polling locations across the city. Most of these are one-day positions, so they require minimal time commitment. All positions are paid. See posters from Elections Canada below.   

Download Elections Canada Recruitment Poster
Working as a Poll Worker Pamphlet

We Want to Know

Audience Engagement

You've read to the bottom of this newsletter. That means you're one of our dedicated readers. We're looking to ask readers like you what it is you want out of the EFCL's newsletter and what it is you don't. We're considering options for a refresh and want to tailor this to what you want and need. Send us your thoughts. 

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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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