The Junior League of Edmonton Blog

Inspiring stories, events and blogposts from across the Junior League membership.


Homes for the Holidays 2016: The Countdown is On!

By Aileena Minhas and Rebecca Lee (Homes for the Holidays 2016 co-chairs)

 

We are well into the countdown for the 11th annual Homes for the Holidays and it's been an amazing journey seeing things come together. From handing out invitation letters, sourcing homeowners, to walking through the schedule for home […]



Mental Health Fitness Tips

By Aileena Minhas

October was Healthy Workplace month and it dawned on me how easy it is to get too caught up in life. We often forget to take a step back to make sure we are okay.  Emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being. It’s important to […]



JLE’s Newest Community Partnership: Trauma Informed Edmonton

By Kathy House & Laurie Gallagher

 

The Junior League of Edmonton is proud to be a volunteer community partner with Trauma Informed Edmonton. This blog post explains what Trauma Informed Edmonton is and why Junior League Edmonton is supporting the cause.
Trauma Informed Edmonton:
Who is Trauma Informed Edmonton?
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Beginning the League Journey: Fall New Member Info Session

By Sharon Mvundura

A librarian, paralegal and teacher walk into a bar. This isn't the start of a really bad joke, it's what Central Social Hall was like on Wednesday, August 31 at our new member information session. Women from the Edmonton area were invited to have wine, appetizers and […]



3 Things You Should Know about Junior League Edmonton

By Phalyn Chenard, Membership Director

Serving as a Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) member is one of the most fulfilling volunteer assignments available to women in Edmonton. With our New Membership Committee ramping up for our Fall recruitment season and new member intake, we thought it might be beneficial to share three […]



Letting Go

 

By a Junior League Active Member 

Let it go. Three words and the title of a popular Disney song, but truer words have never been spoken.

As women we are advised to lean in, but follow our passions, achieve work-life balance, but not break a sweat. To aim for […]



Junior League Edmonton take ODI Houston!

By Kirsty Wilson and Phalyn Chenard

Organizational Development Institutes, or ODIs, are a series of educational training workshops delivered throughout the year by the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Year after year, ODIs demonstrate their effectiveness as informative, inspiring and innovative destination training programs.

The first ODI of the […]



Q&A with the board’s Amanda Mouait

Amanda Mouait is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. She started her business nearly ten years ago while working full time in the insurance industry. She loved both, but after welcoming her first daughter in 2009, she and her decided dropping the full time gig was the way to go. […]



My Experience at the Junior League’s 2015 Fall Leadership Conference

By Phalyn Chenard

A new city, four days, three nights, five flights, six workshops, two plenaries, two luncheons, one regional meeting and 350 new faces later – I’m home – energized, educated and ready to make a difference.

The Association of Junior League’s International holds several conferences each year in […]



The Flexibility of a Community Assistance Fund

by Aileena Minhas

In an effort to enable the League to increase its positive impact on the community, the board of directors established the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) in February 1986. The fund is designed to accommodate outside requests for financial assistance without committing League volunteers. It allows the League […]