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What You Need to Know

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1. The EFCL is preparing to present to Edmonton City Council on November 30. We'll make our case for two service packages that, if approved, will allow us build on League mentorship and infrastructure management. The budget is going to be tough. We'd love if Leagues boost our signal on this and most especially re-share a coming video that underlines how vital Leagues are to belonging in our city. 

2. Welcome, Hello Fresh. We're working with sponsors that allow us to better support Leagues. With Hello Fresh, we have a new type of sponsorship that benefits all involved. Feel like saving on groceries? Read below for our new special offer.

3. Goodbye, EFCL HQ. For nearly 50 years, EFCL's head office has been on the Rollie Miles district park. But we're moving in December. Our new location will be at the Jerry Forbes Centre. We're throwing a party for the ol' office and getting rid of tables. Read below for more information. 
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Hello, Hello Fresh

New sponsorship offers meal discounts for League members

The EFCL is excited to partner with meal kit company Hello Fresh. The best part of this sponsorship is that everyone wins. Sign up with our special code and you will get $50 off your first box, and $10 off the next three boxes. New customers will also unlock an offer for 20 free meals by using the code HELLOEFCL.

To get your discount, use the code Code HELLOEFCL if you're a new customer or HELLOAGAINEFCL if you're an existing customer.
Visit Hello Fresh Site

Goodbye, Old HQ

The EFCL is moving to Jerry Forbes Centre in January

The pandemic has shown the EFCL that we can work in new ways. That means we need less office space and that we're leaving the office we've used for close to 50 years,

We invite you to join us in a farewell event on Thursday, December 8, from 2-6pm. Drop in for some snacks, to take a last look or to chat with our staff.

For those interested, we also have some tables that any Community League can have for free. We have nine folding tables and eight tables that do not fold (the tables are 6’ long by 2.5’ wide by 2.5’ tall). Come get them ASAP.

As of January 3, EFCL will be headquartered at the Jerry Forbes Centre at 12122 68 Street. We look forward to sharing space with other organizations making change in our city, and connecting with Leagues in new ways in this part of the city.
We Want Free Tables!

EFCL Spotlight

Budget for Community

Additional funding request

EFCL has submitted two requests for additional funding in the next four year City of Edmonton budget. The Expanded Community League Supports request is based on the successful pilot project we ran for the past 3 years:
  • hosting cafes;
  • offering the mentorship program and resources;
  • and providing online learning opportunities for Leagues.
The other request is the Tripartite Amenity Assessments that are noted in the latest Tripartite Agreement. This will allow us to continue to support and advocate for the right investments for League amenities across the city, over the next 10 years.
More About the Budget Request

Request for Proposals

Membership portal

We're putting out a request for proposal to replace our existing membership processing system and database with one that can centrally track membership sales, and facility and amenity information. 

Why? We want each League to have their own interface where they can control their membership options and pricing, integrate with their own payment processing provider, transfer past years' data, get reports, and control their own facility and amenity information. All of the League's sales information and statistics should feed into the main EFCL central portal, so we can generate master membership reports and to potentially charge Leagues for this service. This new membership process system should either have each League pay a low fee to EFCL, or have the fee built into the membership fees charged to purchasers.

Request For Proposal

Planning and Development

EFCL Update

What you need to know

There is a lot happening in planning and development. Depending on your ability to find the time, here's a list of what Leagues could engage on.

City budget 2023-2026
Proposed Operating Budget
Proposed Capital Budget
Carbon Budget

Neighbourhood Renewal


Zoning Bylaw Renewal 
Leagues are being asked to help work through “real-world” development scenarios in four half-day, in-person workshops: 

  • Commercial/Industrial - November 24
  • Residential Greenfield - November 30
  • Mixed Use - December 7
  • Residential Infill - December 13
More details about the workshops are available here.

District Planning
There are still a few opportunities for Leagues to participate in refining the draft Zoning Bylaw, draft District General Policy and district plans through a series of online workshops. 

  • Growth in Nodes and Corridors - November 17
  • Fostering 15-Minute Communities - November 26
Sign up here

EFCL Advocacy

Letter of Support for Bike Plan

Read more

Letter of Support for Affordable Housing

Read more

January - Civics Mentorship Cafe

A quarterly meeting for civics directors to learn from each other, share tools, resources, tips and knowledge. Topics: 

Resources Shared

Photo by Alex Pugliese on Unsplash


Download Our Community Vision Field Booklet
Read Our November Civics Update
Speak to EFCL's Planning Advisor


Our Fall/Winter Calendar

We run events every week to inspire your League

DOWNLOAD the EFCL Fall/Winter Events Calendar
REGISTER: Nov. 16 – New Board Member Orientation
REGISTER: Nov. 24 – Sustainable League Buildings
REGISTER: Nov. 30 – Grant Advance: In Depth
REGISTER: Dec. 5 – Event Planning


Several Grant Opportunities

Women and Sport, Participaction

There are several grant opportunities Leagues may qualify for. Read on.

The Canadian Women and Sport Spotlight grant is aimed at sport programs that aid the inclusion of women, girls and gender diverse individuals. Application is now open.

The Participaction Grant is aimed at supporting under supported communities and providing access to sports for members of that community. Application opens in December.

Canadian Women and Sport Spotlight Grant
Participaction Grant

Other Noteable Stuff

Changing for Climate

Most city residents concerned about climate change

Did you know that seven out of 10 Edmontonians are concerned about climate change, and agree that we need to take action now? 

Changing for Climate is a new video series featuring everyday people, businesses and organizations who are taking action to reduce their climate impact. Tune in to new episodes every other Thursday, and be sure to follow @YEGClimate on Twitter and Facebook.

Hint: one of the upcoming episodes will feature a Community League.

Missed the first few episodes? Catch them now!

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Watch Change For Climate Videos

Discounts for 50-50

Fundraising option for up to $10,000

Charity Online Raffle is giving Community League members organizing a 50-50 raffle a discount worth $500. You can raise up to $10,000 without paying platform fees. The deadline to run your campaign is December 31. Please email Victor Olayioye, our sponsorship advisor, if you're interested.

Visit Charity Online Raffle
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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