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In the Spotlight

District B

"We are sports nuts," says David Dodge.

We’re showcasing one of Edmonton’s 12 Districts each month in 2021 to focus on the 100-year legacy of Community Leagues. For October, we look at District B. It's a sports powerhouse that once lay at the edge of the city. The video is a heartwarming story about generational connections through Community Leagues.
Watch More District Spotlights

September Solar Savings

EFCL generates emission-free energy from our five-panel solar system

Learn More About Green Leagues

Fall General Meeting

Save the date

Make sure to mark your calendar with our upcoming fall general meeting on Thursday November 4. Further details will be shared once we understand where public meeting rules stand, given the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
Reach Out About FGM

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

Safe Passing Bylaw

One metre now the rule

On September 30, Edmonton enacted a safe passing distance bylaw for motorists interacting with cyclists. When passing someone on a bicycle, drivers must leave at least one metre between the vehicle and the bicycle where the posted speed limit is 60km/h or less, and 1.5 metres between the vehicle and the bicycle where the posted speed limit is greater than 60km/h. 

The EFCL has a long history of advocating for safer streets. Check out our Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook. 
Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook

Save Your Meetings

Virtual AGM support through EFCL

Have you had to cancel your AGM this fall due to COVID restrictions? We can help. The EFCL is offering our online meeting platform to Leagues to ensure you can adhere to your bylaws and host your AGM on time. To request virtual AGM support, contact our League support team. 
Email League Support

Casino Sign Up

Volunteers needed

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is looking to fill shifts for our upcoming casino on December 13 and 14 at Argyll Casino.
I Want to Volunteer

Be A Changemaker

Virtual Effect presents "Elevate: Anti-Racism"

Join Simone Moniz, Hunter Cardinal, Dr. Gina Wong and MLA  David Shepherd for an evening to learn, unlearn, and discover how to actively fight against racism. Panelists will be sharing their experiences, work, stories, and how attendees can be changemakers in their city, country and beyond in the fight to end racism.
Details and to Register

EFCL Programming

Safety Workshop

Community hall

In light of recent events at the Duggan Community League, we’re hosting a workshop-style session about hall safety. In this session, you will learn about:

  • Licensing requirements for events, difference between licenses, when a special event license is required.
  • Insurances needs for renters, third party liability insurance and how that helps protect your league.
  • The benefits of EPS Agent Status and how to get one.
Register for Session

Community Inclusion Cafe

All welcome to join

Come together for a virtual monthly meeting with League Members and neighbours to talk about how Community Leagues can become better allies to the variety of identities and communities who make our city vibrant.
October 19 at 7pm
The 1.5 hour monthly gathering happens on the third Tuesday of each month. You don't need to register, just click on the meeting link to join. If phoning in dial: ‪1.289.323.7989‬ (PIN: ‪551 086 564‬#)

Join the Meeting
See the Work We're Involved In

Act on Climate

Take Concrete Steps with Workshop Series

The hardest part of 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. 

Find Out More About the Workshop
Sign Up to Act

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

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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