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Ask Your Future Mayor

EFCL partners with EPL on election forum

We're about to elect a new mayor on October 18. What does your League want to ask the candidates running for the job?

The EFCL is partnering with the Edmonton Public Library as well as several post-secondary institutions to offer a public, no-cost, exceedingly accessible election forum for mayoral candidates on October 6. 
Register For The Event
Submit a Question for Candidates
EFCL Election Information

Way To Go, Leagues

#CLDay21 was tough, but you persevered

Could Community League Day have come at a more complex time in Alberta? Probably not. We're grateful here at the EFCL that Leagues did what they do best. Leagues showed resilience and adaptabilty. They did what needed to happen to keep their community events running. That in itself is uplifting. So, too, we hope, were the free Slurpees.

And for Leagues that decided to cancel or postpone, we're here to help. 
Watch 'Are You Craving Community?' #CLDay21 Video

Newcomer Program Offered

Norquest looks to connect newcomers with support 

Newcomers to communities can need support. Norquest's ESL program has a group of volunteers looking to help newcomers navigate questions they might have. Norquest will hold an event on November 12. For more information get in touch with the contact below.
Get in Touch With Norquest

At Home in Highlands

How a community is taking housing into its own hands 

Neighbours in the Highlands have come together to create a program that offers support for people struggling with addiction and other challenges by securing what is often the most important step – stable housing. The At Home in Highlands (AHIH) project sees the community search through prospective rental properties and find good fits for those who need support. For those needing support, AHIH also offers connection and community.
Let us Connect You

Building Non-Profit Boards

How to bring diversity and equity into the structure

Join a panel discussion on the results of the Statistics Canada survey that confirmed individuals who identify as immigrants, persons of colour, LGBTQ2+, persons with a disability, and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit are vastly underrepresented on non-profit boards of directors.

September 29 at 11am

Explore what your organization can do to build more diversity and equity on your board.
Register to Join

Fall General Meeting

Save the date

Make sure to mark your calendar with our upcoming fall general meeting on Thursday November 4. Further details will be shared once we understand where public meeting rules stand, given the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
Reach Out About FGM

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

Park Opening Postponed

SECLA decides to wait to celebrate 

All Leagues in the South East Community Leagues Association (SECLA) contributed to the South Fulton Ravine Park. Unfortunately, as Edmonton is wrapped up in the fourth wave of the pandemic, SECLA has decided to postpone the park's grand opening, which was set for September 25
Watch: Fundraising Video for Park

EFCL Programming

Sub-License Support

We break down how the new rules work for longer rentals

With the change to the Tripartite allowing use by more groups, a Sub-License will now be required for any rentals that extend beyond 30 days. Join the City of Edmonton and the EFCL in a session where we break down the process and show you how the Sub-Licensing process works.

You can register for one of two sessions on October 4 at 6:30 PM or November 20 at 9:30 AM.

Register for Session

Mentorship for League Members

Communications Directors' Group Cafe

You're invited to the Communication Directors' Mentorship Café, where you'll learn:

  • the most important strategy for tackling newsletters, social media and website management;
  • a key tip to increase engagement on Facebook;
  • how to find EFCL's communications resources

Join other Communications Directors to share what’s working well and what you need support with.

September 23 at 6:30-7:30pm

Register for the 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. 

September 29, 12-1pm RingCentral Link
September 29, 6:30-7:30pm RingCentral Link

Other Opportunities

Free Play For Your League

EFCL partnership offers multi-sport programs at low cost

Free Play for Kids is teaming up with EFCL to offer multi sport programs. You can now book trained and certified coaches to run eight weeks of programming at your hall. Kids will learn the fundamentals of soccer, hockey, basketball and flag football. Free Play will provide all the equipment and handle all the COVID-19 safety measures.

Each session can accommodate 16 children and will cost $1,600, which is $100 per child. The League can pay or ask parents to contribute.

This is a social enterprise initiative by Free Play and all revenue raised will go back into their core programming to provide vulnerable and at risk youth.

Contact Free Play for Kids for Details

Community Garden


The City of Edmonton is hosting a community garden workshop. The session will cover:

  • Establishing a community garden on city parkland 
  • Overview of the park and facility development process
  • Tools and resources
  • Support from your City Liaison

September 28 at 7:00pm

Sign-up for the Garden Workshop

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