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What's a Community League?

Finally, a shareable answer to that question we all get

You asked and we created – an answer to the age-old question we all receive: "What's a Community League?"

The EFCL has created this short video for Leagues to use as they need. Enjoy, share, reach new audiences, and amplify your efforts to recruit people to your board and your work.

Is there another video that would be helpful like this? Reach out to tell us what it is.
Let Us Know: What Else Like This Would Be Useful?

We Wish You Merry

Though it's been said many times, many ways 

From all of us here at the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, we wish you and yours all the best this holiday season. The year has been challenging but Leagues have been a big part of how communities have remained resilient. Our thoughts are with you and yours over a time to reconnect and come together. 
Wish EFCL a Merry Merry in Return

Start to Play

Five Leagues need to fill participant registrations

Start to Play is a free pilot program for 2022 that's a partnership between the Edmonton Federation of Community of Leagues, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Free Play for Kids. This has created a fantastic opportunity for five Leagues to offer Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play (hockey) programs in January – McCauley, South Clareview, Caernarvon, Willowby and Allendale. 

Each league has four sessions, except Willowby, which is paying for an extra session per week.  

Please register participants using the links below
Willowby – Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Willowby – Mondays/Wednesdays, 7:30pm
Caernarvon – Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Caernarvon – Tuesdays, 7:30pm
McCauley – Wednesdays, 6:30pm
McCauley – Wednesdays, 7:30pm
South Clareview – Thursdays, 6:30pm
South Clareview – Thursdays, 7:30pm
Allendale – Fridays, 6:30pm
Allendale – Fridays, 7:30pm

November Solar Savings

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

Check Out EFCL Green Leagues Work

Pathways to Net Zero

Grant offers new opportunities

We've received a grant from the Alberta EcoTrust Climate Innovation Fund (CIF) to complete $50,000 worth of building-energy plans (read more about it all here). We're using the grant to start Net Zero Pathways. We're searching for Leagues interested in free building-energy models to determine the strategy and cost to convert their community hall to net-zero carbon or net-zero ready. 

Leagues that go through this work can then apply for the federal Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program. If successful, this federal program could fund 80 per cent of the cost of a full-scale energy retrofit for the facility (the remaining 20 per cent covered by CLIP).Interested? Fill out the short survey below.
Net Zero Pathways Survey

New Resource: Rink Signs

You asked for guideline signs, we made them

Use at your own risk. Pucks and sticks not permitted on unboarded rink. Helmets and safety gear strongly recommended for all users.

If these sound like rules you'd like to have followed at your League rink, we've created two versions of a templated rink sign for you to use. One is for snowbank rinks and the other is for boarded rinks. Each will allow you to edit the rules to your specific need. Or you can  print it and get it up, saving you time. 

Check out the Rink Signs
Register for Next Ice Rink Community Conversation

Planning and Development

The Commons 

Edmonton Transit Service comes into focus

What do you think about the increasing cost to ride transit in Edmonton? If you think the proposed increase to transit fare can affect ridership, let your councillor know. 

Connect with your councillor on this here.

Read 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

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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