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Start To Play

EFCL teams with Free Play for Kids to bring play back to the neighbourhood

Big news. The EFCL and Free Play for Kids have successfully pitched the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation on a project that we're calling Start to Play. It will offer sports for kids aged 6 to13 at 50 Leagues throughout 2022.

What did we get? The eligible proceeds from the 50-50 draws on November 23 and 24 will go to Start to Play

How can you help? Buy a 50-50 ticket on these dates and encourage everyone you know to do so, too. You have a chance to win big while also supporting this program.

How can your League benefit? Leagues that participate will offer programming to youth in their community and also receive rental income for their rink facilities.
Buy 50-50 Tickets for the Nov. 23 and 24 Draw
Apply to be a Start to Play League

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

Tax Receipt Clarification

EFCL only issuing tax receipts for donations to the Plaza


You can now make payments and donations to the EFCL through e-transfers. A recent item in our newsletter on this led to mild confusion. Here's a clarification:

If you're sending a donation, please note the EFCL will only issue tax receipts for donations to the Community League Plaza at Hawrelak Park, not for donations to Community Leagues. 
Donate to a Community League
Questions on Donations or Tax Receipts

Building a Walking List

Advisor asks for those offering programs to be in touch


What Leagues are running their walking programs during COVID restrictions? The EFCL's Senior's Walking Program Advisor Kim Mah is building a list to help those looking for programs find it. The more information we have on what's on offer at Leagues the more we can help connect seniors looking for these programs. Be in touch. 
Contact Senior's Walking Program Advisor

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

New Planning Newsletter

Passionate about citybuilding? You should sign up
 

The EFCL is starting a newsletter that’s specific to planning and development. We aim to bring you the most relevant information, opportunities and resources to inform your work – and to bring you up to date with what the EFCL is working on for Leagues, as shared by Community Planning Advisor Jonathan Lawrence

We’re excited to work with Edmontonians to shape the future of our city. Community Leagues and citizens have a right to be involved as partners in planning and development processes and we’re committed to bringing everyone into that process. Send Jonathan an email to sign up. 
 
Sign Up – Message Jonathan

EFCL Programming

Civics and Planning Directors Cafe

Discuss wins, losses and ideas for success


We encourage you to join us on November 18 for a cafe where a dynamic group of civics directors can come together to discuss our wins, losses and share the resources that make our work effective. The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is here to walk alongside your League discovering the assets, tackling the challenges and seizing the unique opportunities that we have as leagues. 

November 18
6:30-7:30pm

Register for Cafe

Community Inclusion Cafe

November Meeting

Learn about the City’s sub-license approval process and what you need to know in preparing sub-license agreements with third parties for use of your League’s licensed site under the new Tripartite License Agreement for 2022-2031.

Part 1
The first 30 minutes will give Leagues an opportunity to learn about how to create a sub-license.
Part 2
The final hour of the session will be open for questions about sub-licensing.

November 20
9:30-11:00am

Register for a Session

Communications Cafe

Learn the strategies and tactics with other comms directors


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 Group Mentorship Café is a series of virtual spaces made available to Community League volunteers in a variety of board or volunteer positions.

November 22
6:30-7:30pm
Register for Cafe

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 November 24 at 12pm

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

Holiday Wish Box

Make-A-Wish Foundation 

Make-A-Wish® Holiday Wish Box invites you to fundraise or donate $5,000 to Spark Joy & Create Hope this holiday season. In return, we will be pairing you with one of our wish children whose wish was impacted by COVID-19. Deadline is December 15.

Get More Information or Sign-up

Snow Savings

Scratch $10 per month off recurring snow-clearing with this deal 

Look outside ... and there it is. The snow has arrived. And then some.

Fortunately, local snow-clearing company Yardly is offering Leagues and their members $10 per month off any recurring snow-clearing work by using the promo code EFCL on the Yardly site.

Click for Yardly Site

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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