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What You Need to Know

Read this if you can't read everything

 
  • The Annual General Meeting is on its way (June 1). Are you ready? When you are, register – either for in-person (limit 100 registrants) or online. 
     
  • Our mentorship program has three events over the next two weeks – a new board member lunch and learn (May 25), a cafe for communications directors (May 26) and a programs and events directors cafe (May 31). 
     
  • The Ujima Fellowship's deadline is June 12. The fellowship is an opportunity for Leagues to support young Black leaders between 18 and 30. 
     
  • Do you have an off leash park in your rink? Check out the City’s accessibility guide.
Need more info? Read on.
Be in Touch with EFCL

Prep for our AGM

Voting member or general? You've got some decisions to make 
 

Each Community League as an EFCL member has one vote. This means that each Community League must designate one delegate to be their voting member. This also means that all other Community League delegates should register as general members. All votes – save the elections of EFCL District Representatives – will be by show of hands unless a secret ballot is requested. 

We're here to help as you prepare to participate in the AGM. Get in touch with questions as soon as you can. 

Be in Touch With Any Questions

Accessibility Guide

Making League spaces more accessible 

The City of Edmonton has an accessibility guide to help your League make community spaces more accessible. If you're League is participating in the temporary rink off-leash pilot project or you're looking for resources or support, reach out to your NRC or email barrierfreeyeg@edmonton.ca.

Photo by Joe Caione on Unsplash

Accessibility Guide

Resource Library

What's a League?

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

Do your neighbours know what a League is?

Are you having a hard time getting people out to events or AGMs (or, did you read that Coun. Andrew Knack Twitter thread)?

Some of your neighbours might not know what a League is or why they should get involved. This is especially true of newcomers to Edmonton.

The EFCL Resource Library has promotional material that answers 'What's a League' and 'What's a League AGM' (see folder here).

Explore The Library

Events

Have we mentioned the AGM?

June 1, 5:30pm


Come participate in what Leagues do best – grassroots democracy that's aimed at building a better city. Everyone at this meeting will share your passion for building a better Edmonton. 

 

Register for AGM

Mentorship

Training for New Board Members 

May 25, 12pm

An interactive training session for new League board members that contains everything you need to know in one hour. Come and get an overview of EFCL resources, the ins and outs of Community Leagues and what you need to know about board governance.

Register for Lunch and Learn

Communication Directors Café

May 26, 6:30pm

Calling all Communications Directors in charge of newsletters, websites and social media. Get together with other volunteers to share ideas, skills, resources and experiences to help with all communications tasks for your League.

The topic is: How to create public engagement surveys.

Leagues engage with their neighbourhoods for input and to inform. In this session we will talk about:

  • How to write a survey for public engagement
  • Learn when a League should engage the public and best practices
  • Strategies for getting surveys out to people and getting them to fill it out

Please bring examples of your League’s public engagement.

Register for Mentorship Cafe

Programs and Events Directors

May 31, 6:30pm

Join the Program and Events Directors Café to share ideas on what to do with your community and how to coordinate activities.

This cafe's topic is: League summer events and Community League Day planning.

Topics for discussion:

  • Ideas for summer events
  • Community League Day event brainstorming

Please bring examples of events, or Community League Day ideas to share with the group

Register for Mentorship Café

Planning and Development

The Commons 

What's your neighbourhood ideal?

The way we plan and design neighbourhoods can feel static, bureaucratic and full of things that prevent citizens from getting their hands dirty.

At the EFCL, we're excited to see Leagues reimagining the process and engaging residents to shape their neighbourhoods and blocks.

We work with Leagues to build community and allow more citizens to take more control of the spaces that make up their neighbourhoods. We want to help you engage your community to dream about and experiment with planning and design that builds better communities, better society, and better neighbourhoods. 

Photo by Antenna on Unsplash

Read The Commons
Book One-on-One Planning Support with EFCL
Watch: The Perfect Neighbourhood?

Other Notable News

Black Leaders

Leagues can mentor young leaders through fellowship

Support young Black leaders between the ages of 18 to 30 to integrate into their neighbourhoods and develop advocacy skills by mentoring them on your Community League board through the Ujima Fellowship.

The Ujima Fellowship is a leadership development program that aims to address structural racism and inequity by creating opportunities for diverse representation within advisory or decision making entities.

Deadline: June 12.

Photo by Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash

Read More About Ujima Fellowship

Partnership Opportunities

If you want to link up your League with organizations, start here

If you missed EFCL's spring Opportunities Fair, check out the links below to see what opportunities for League partnerships exist.


Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

 

Further Questions About Partnerships
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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