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In the Spotlight

District E advocates for the needs of the community

The Community League movement got its start in what became District E. Residents united under a common need and continued to collaborate to create more livable communities – in 1917. Leagues in this district provide spaces for neighbours to gather, play sports and get to know each other. And the odd visit on the rink from an Edmonton Oiler.  
Learn More about EFCL's 12 Districts

The Play Starts

We reached our fundraising goal 

The Oilers 50/50 raffle last week was successful to raise enough funds to move forward with the Start to Play Program. We appreciate all the Leagues that sent in their requests for a Start to Play program in 2022. We will do our best to accommodate the month you have requested, however we can only accommodate five Leagues per month.
We will be letting Leagues know next week if they have dates in January, and we will work to get the year planned out soon. All registrations for kids to participate will be completed through Free Play's website. Stay tuned for more information; it's going to be a great year.
More about the Start to Play Program

Apply Within

Please share widely – we're hiring a Board Development Advisor

The EFCL needs your help: We're hiring a board development advisor and we want you to suggest people who would be great in the role to apply.

The board development advisor works with the EFCL programs team to ensure that Community Leagues are connected to each other and to the resources, services and supports that the EFCL offers. 

Please share our job posting with those who you think could thrive in the role and your wider networks.
Read the Job Posting

The Commons 

Inaugural issue available

The Commons, our new monthly civics bulletin by Community Planning Advisor Jonathan Lawrence, aims to bring you relevant information, opportunities and resources to stay on top of what’s happening in Edmonton. The Commons will also work to keep you up to date with what the EFCL is working on with Leagues. Look for a note in each issue of the E-News to direct you to new updates. 

Photo by Oleksandr Kurchev on Unsplash
Check out The Commons

Other Opportunities

Playground Fair

Are you building one? Come get inspired

Need some playground inspiration? Want to talk with the experts about new equipment or new ideas to inspire your committee? We look forward to hosting any Community League members planning on a new or upgraded playground or park in the future. Please come and join the Edmonton Playground Fair on Wednesday January 19 at the Chateau Louis Hotel (11727 Kingsway), from 6-9pm.

Check out Canadian Recreation Solutions Site

Older Adults Sought

Study seeks to understand transportation needs

Are you or anyone in your League's neighbourhood an older adult who has regularly used transit over the past year? Do you want to share your ideas for how the service could be improved?

The programs director at Parkdale Community League, Sarah De Lano, is also a researcher at the U of A, and is now studying the transportation needs of older adults and persons with disabilities. The study is recruiting older adult participants. Be in touch and share this opportunity in your League communications to broaden the reach. 

Contact Researchers to Participate in Study

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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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