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What You Need to Know

Read this if you can't read everything

1. The EFCL's Fall General Meeting runs Thursday from 5:30 until 9. We'll discuss EFCL's bylaw review and energy benchmarking. There will be a chance to network. Register with the links below.

2. The Start to Play program, which is a partnership between EFCL and Free Play for Kids, could use a hand. One, volunteer to sell 50-50 tickets at an Oilers game and two, buy a 50-50 ticket.

3. There's a lot – a lot – happening with City of Edmonton policies right now. It's overwhelming. We've sent a new Civics email and run down the big stuff later in this newsletter. Happy reading. 
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Women's Gathering

First monthly meeting at South Clareview 

The South Clareview Community League Women's Gathering will take place on October 23, 2-5pm. Cultural hosts will share food from Iraq, Palestine and Mauritania and talk a bit about their culture. This is the League's extension of the mom's and kids playground program that happened in August. This is also the first of what will be a monthly event/cultural potluck.
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New Hires

Meet Darlene Dudley, Tara Cerhit


My name is Darlene Dudley. I'm passionate about creating and maintaining healthy, thriving communities. I bring more than six years of experience managing the McKernan Community League Centre to the EFCL. I'm excited to learn from Leagues and help them flourish.

My name is Tara Cerhit. I come from a background in volunteer management and office administration. I'm a dedicated Guider with Girl Guides of Canada and Scouter with Scouts Canada. My spare time is used helping youth reach their full potential.
Read All EFCL Staff Bios

EFCL Spotlight

We need YOUR stories

EFCL video project requires compelling people to tell of why Community Leagues matter

The EFCL is working on a video project to help influence decision makers on why we need more resources to grow our programs and support services to Community Leagues. Ultimately, we're trying to find real people in neighbourhoods who have felt the benefit of their Community League and can tell that story for this video.

Does your League have a connection to someone like this? Please let us know as soon as possible. 

Photo by Aryan Ghauri on Unsplash
Speak to EFCL Communications


Our Fall/Winter Calendar

We run events every week to inspire your League

DOWNLOAD the EFCL Fall/Winter Events Calendar
REGISTER: Oct. 20, 5:30pm (VIRTUAL)
View Meeting Package
REGISTER: Oct. 26 – Summit
REGISTER: Nov. 2 – Rink Conversations
REGISTER: Nov. 8 – Opportunities Fair
REGISTER: Nov. 16 – New Board Member Orientation

Planning and Development

EFCL Update

What you need to know


RECAP: September 14 Civics Mentorship Cafe

Many Leagues ask questions of new members like, 'What are you interested in?', 'What might you be willing to contribute?' and 'What is your vision for the neighbourhood?' This is a powerful head start for civics directors engaging with neighbours to create healthy neighbourhoods. 

From the cafe:

League Spotlight: North Glenora

NGCL's Sustainability Plan

NGCL's Bike Smart – Action Plan

Resources Shared


Resilient Streets Toolkit

Community Development Worksheet


EFCL Advocacy

Letter of Support for Bike Plan

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Letter of Support for Affordable Housing

Read More

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


Money for Infrastructure

Green and Inclusive Community Building Program open


Interested in reducing emissions, lowering operating costs, increasing accessibility or climate resilience? The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program is an exciting funding opportunity from Infrastructure Canada that addresses all of these issues. This $1.5B program provides up to 80 per cent of total project cost for building retrofit projects that lower emissions, reduce energy consumption, and increase accessibility and climate resilience. It also provides funding for new construction of net zero or net zero ready community buildings.

Photo by Bill Mead on Unsplash

Learn More About the Program
Email Green Leagues With Questions

Other Noteable Stuff

Plan Your Playground

Fair gives you chance to talk with experts at the same time

The Edmonton Playground Fair is booked for November 15 from 6 – 9pm.

The Fair is a great opportunity for any Community League that's planning a new playground project in the next few years. Playground committee members can enjoy free admission and refreshments while meeting with local playground, surfacing, shelter and granting professionals – all at one event.

Photo by Kai Damm-Jonas on Unsplash

Read Fair Flyer

Lantern-Making Workshops

Community Lantern Garden fame awaits

The Flying Canoë Volant Festival invites you to inquire and book a community lantern workshop in preparation for the Flying Canoë Volant!

Your lanterns will be on display in the Community Lantern Gardens on the festival site during the event (February 1-4, 2023) and will be seen by more than 45,000visitors.
The two-hour ‘bright ideas’ lantern workshops will be facilitated by well-known lantern maker Lynette Maurice, who will join you at your community hall/facility and bring all of the materials required. 

You just need to reach out and confirm details. And get making your lanterns. 

Contact Lynette Maurice for Details and Schedule
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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