The Junior League of Edmonton Blog

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


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 […]



What Drives People to Join The Junior League?

By Aileena Minhas

There are several different reasons why women join the Junior League of Edmonton. I took to the streets to see what the top reasons are for women to join. The top three reasons that I found include, volunteering within the community, networking and meeting like-minded women & […]



Junior League of Edmonton Builds for Habitat for Humanity

It was a Women Build Day at Habitat for Humanity on August 15 in Edmonton, and members of the Junior League of Edmonton—accompanied by friends & family—learned a few skilled trades such as framing, insulation and cabinet building!

Habitat for Humanity identifies families that are in need of affordable housing […]



Leadership is Everyone’s Business

By Aileena Minhas

Junior League of Edmonton is a huge advocate of training, training women to become the best leaders they can be. To be confident, to be engaged and do everything they do with purpose.

Before joining the Junior League, I started a Leadership Program where I learned the […]