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League volunteers have limited time. We get it. Here's what you need to know: Photo by Andrea Natali on Unsplash
Be in Touch with EFCL

Shared Space

ECVO will list your hall space to prospective renters – for free

Consider this match made in heaven: The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations has created a listing service for non-profits looking for meeting or event space. Leagues with halls can list their facility on this page free of charge. Read more and learn how you can submit your hall on this listing here.

Photo by Redd on Unsplash
See ECVO's Shared Space Listing Page

Opioid Response Training

Spaces limited for life-saving workshops

In 2021, Rebecca – one of the co-founders of Water Warriors YEG – lost two family members to drug poisoning. She's made it her mission to train as many people as possible how to recognize and help someone experiencing a drug poisoning.

Water Warriors YEG has partnered with Alberta Avenue Community League to certify trainers willing to train in the community. The group has limited trainers and capacity. The classes are free. 
Photo: Wikimedia/James Heilman

Register for an Upcoming Workshop
Contact Water Warriors YEG

Resource Library

Accessible Events Checklist

Our Resource Library is vast. Here's a peek at a tool your League can use

Your League is about to plan spring and summer events – and is committed to making them fully accessible. But how? The EFCL's resource library has you covered. Check out our accessible events checklist to begin your events planning. 

Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash

Explore The Library


Flag Football Info Session 

April 25, 6:30pm

Community Leagues interested in hosting flag football teams for children and youth in your community can join the EFCL and the Capital District Minor Football Association (CDMFA) in a one-hour information session.

Why should you attend?

You’ll get detailed information on how the program will work, the role of the League and the benefits to your members.

Leagues will have an opportunity to ask questions and connect with CDMFA.

Have questions? Check out our Flag Football FAQ.

Register for Info Session

Green Leagues Café

May 3, 6:30pm

Join the Green Leagues Café to share ideas on what to do with your community and green initiatives.

This cafe we will focus on community gardening.

Learn how other Community League members do what they do. Get together to share ideas, skills, resources and experiences to help each other succeed.

Register for Green Leagues Cafe


Board Lunch and Learn 

April 27, 12pm

You’re invited to the next New Board Member Lunch and Learn session.

Everything you need to know about being a new board member at your League is contained in one hour. We'll answer all your new Community League board member questions:

  • What have I gotten myself into?
  • What are my responsibilities?
  • Where can I go for help? 

You'll get to meet Sandra Johnston, EFCL Board Development Advisor who will help you with all things Board and Jennie Gurnett, EFCL Community Activation who knows all things Community League.

Register for Lunch and Learn

Membership Directors Summit

April 27, 6:30pm

The next Membership Directors’ Summit is on April 27. This event is focused on door-to-door membership drives.
This session is for new membership directors looking for ideas. It’s also for seasoned membership directors who organize door-to-door membership drives who can share what works.

  • How do you recruit volunteers? 
  • What goes into a sales kit? 
  • How do you handle payments (cash, e-transfer/other)?   

The Community League of Dovercourt and North Glenora will both share how they use membership drives. 

Part two: How do you engage with members?
How does your Community League engage with your members? Newsletters? Pop-up sales events?  
What creative ways does your Community League reach out to your members?     
This session is for new membership directors looking for ideas on how to engage with their members – and especially for experienced people in this role who can then share what's worked for them.

Register for Summit

Planning and Development

The Commons 

Boulevard Gardening Pilot

We’ve heard Leagues and residents ask for ways to use underutilized and public space for food production, gardens and storm-water management.

We've worked with the City to suggest new guidelines for residential boulevard gardening, “to encourage low maintenance, citizen-led plantings, gardening, and beautification that contributes to neighbourhood vitality and climate resilience”

On April 4, council's Urban Planning Committee recommended that this be developed into a pilot from May to October 2022. We're excited to work with administration and to get your feedback, suggested improvements and work with you to become greener as we grow. 

For more information, get in touch with our planning advisor, Jonathan Lawrence.

Take a look at similar guidelines in Victoria.

Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash

Read The Commons
Read How Research Shows We Need Nature
Read About Nature As Our Neighbour

Other Notable News

Start to Play

May registration is open

Free Play for Kids is now accepting registrations for Start to Play flag football and fitness instruction in May at the following Leagues:

  • Twin Brooks
  • Glastonbury
  • Griesbach
  • Hairsine
  • Avonmore
Are you from any of these Leagues? EFCL has promotional posters already made to offer you. Be in touch

Questions? Email Free Play

Register on Start to Play Page

Capital City Clean Up

Kits Available at EFCL April 25

The Capital City Clean Up Litter Kit program is kicking off in April.

The City of Edmonton will provide litter kits and grabbers at the EFCL office as of April 25 for you to pick up and distribute to your community members.

Citizens can connect with their local Community League to pick up litter kits. No registration required. The City asks that Community Leagues distribute the kits and grabbers at a ratio of approximately 4:1, or one or two grabbers per household (as much as that can be coordinated). If you are providing kits for a larger group, please maintain a 4:1 ratio of kits: grabbers. If people are strongly requesting more grabbers please do provide them.

Questions: or

Info on Capital City Clean Up

Volunteer Recognition

Make a video to share your gratitude

Our partners at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations hope to recognize volunteers for national volunteer week (April 24-30). They're asking people to create a 60-90 second video where you:
  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Introduce your League
  3. Give a thank-you to your volunteers
ECVO will share these videos on their networks. They will do their best to include any submissions sent in before April 27, but the earlier you get yours in the more likely they will be able to share it. If you are interested or need assistance putting together a video, please reach out to

Photo by William Bayreuther on Unsplash
Learn More About ECVO Call for Thank-You Videos
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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