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Rent Plaza At Big Discount

Your ammenity, but for less

Your Community League Plaza is available for bookings – but the great news is that the EFCL has secured discounted prices for Leagues with the City of Edmonton for up to 12 events this year.

The normal cost to book the Plaza for an event is $39.95/hour, but if you book in time and we still have one of the 12 bookings available your League can have it at a 75 per cent discount.

Want to hold an event at Hawrelak Park to showcase the wonderful amenity that your League helped build? Use the button below.
Contact Plaza Booking

Student-League Fair

March 28, 6pm

Does your League need support with membership sales? Would you like more engagement on social media? Or maybe there's an event your League wants to run but needs more capacity to do so.

Well, consider partnering with a post-secondary to house a student placement. Learn more at the EFCL's Student-League Opportunites Fair on March 28 at 6pm.  
Register for Student-League Opportunities Fair

Accessibility Survey

You told us there's knowledge gaps. Now there's work to do

The EFCL recently surveyed Leagues to understand the accessibility of outdoor rinks across the League network. We heard clearly from Leagues that while some rinks are accessible, most rinks are inaccessible for neighbours with mobility challenges.

We also heard clearly from Leagues that most are not familiar with the new City of Edmonton Access Design Guide, which identifies how to make rinks accessible.

The EFCL wants to continue to have a conversation about how League amenities can be made accessible to everyone. Please be in touch with us if you or your League would like to be part of our work to find solutions. 
Our League Wants To Improve Rink Accessibility

EFCL Resources

Online Learning 

If you're new to a League board, we've got a course to help you get started

Leagues are run by volunteers. We have created a menu of online courses to help you work effectively even if you don't have board experience. We have courses for specific roles as well as a course on how to be a member of the board itself. Sign up today. 

Photo by Iewek Gnos on Unsplash

Take Me To EFCL's Online Portal

EFCL Mentorship Program

Mentorship for Executive 

Presidents and vice-presidents cafe April 6, 6:30pm

Guiding your Community League can be rewarding but challenging at times. Let’s debrief with Presidents and Vice Presidents from Leagues across the city and share different approaches to leadership.

Learn how other Community League members do what they do. Get together to share ideas, skills, resources and experiences to help each other succeed. This cafe, the topic will be on board recruiting.

Register for Mentorship Cafe

Calling All New League Presidents

Connect with experienced volunteers

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. 

Sign up for EFCL’s One-on-One Mentorship Program to connect with an experienced League president. We have a few experienced presidents who have signed up to be mentors and are waiting to be matched. We know you’re busy, so these connections can be as simple as a few online chats, some emails or a phone call. Unlike Mentorship Cafes, the one-on-one program can be designed around your schedule and tailored to your needs.

Sign-up for One-on-One Mentorship

Planning and Development

The Commons 

Celebrating the streetcar suburb

While it can be hard to imagine, Edmonton – like most Canadian cities – was once a streetcar city. It’s widely acknowledged that Edmonton’s most popular public walking streets coincide with historic streetcar routes.

Jasper Avenue, Whyte Avenue, 124 Street, Alberta Avenue, 95 Street, 97 Street, 109 Street are all former streetcar routes and remain some of the most diverse streets in Edmonton today.

Similarly, the streetcar suburbs that routinely appear on Edify’s top neighborhoods list developed alongside these systems and were built for walking, cycling and transit. They often have a mixed-use character, desirable public spaces and are incubators for small business.

With the Valley Line, we're about to see streetcars return – if in a different form – to Edmonton. 

Pictured: Toronto, a great example of a streetcar city. Photo by Niamat Ullah on Unsplash

Read The Commons
Why COVID Illustrates Functional Communities
What's a 15-Minute City, Anyway?

Other Opportunities

Cleanup Program Open

City opens grant as of April 1

The 2022 Community Clean Up Grant Program, formerly known as the Community Bin Grant Program, starts on April 1. 

Community Leagues and groups can submit their online application for up to $5,000 in funds to help with waste or litter removal programs. The City is offering this program on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applicants must be a nonprofit or Community League-based organization in Edmonton. Successful applicants are responsible for the planning, management and funding of their Community Clean Up Program.

If you have any questions regarding this grant program, email

Read About the Cleanup Grant

Equipment Rental Program

You need it, we've got it

Enhance your community events with fun equipment. The EFCL rents recreational equipment to Community Leagues and other non-profits at the low cost of $7.50 + GST per week.

We have: 

● Fire Pits
● Carnival games
● Sports equipment
● Snowshoes and winter activities
● Creative kits

Book Your Equipment Rental
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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