Category Archives: Blog


2018 Joan Crocker Award!

By Samantha Parker

The Joan Crocker award was created to foster and honour exemplary volunteer community and civic leadership of actively participating members of the Canadian Junior Leagues. The award recognizes actively participating members who embrace and demonstrate exemplary volunteer community and civic leadership. It is also intended to bring an increased awareness of the […]



2018 Active of the Year Award!

By Samantha Parker

The Junior League of Edmonton established the Active of the Year award in 2002 as a way to recognize one active member per year, who exemplifies the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As ambassadors […]



2018 New Member of the Year Award!

By Samantha Parker

 

The New Member of the Year Award was  established  in 2015 to recognize a New Member who has a strong desire to volunteer, the willingness to devote her time to our projects as well as training and planning meetings, and is motivated to develop her own potential. In addition to showcasing creativity […]



JLE Takes Orlando: ODI Recap

By Kemi Kufuor-Boakye and Keely Evans

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 year was held in February […]



Recapping iMedia 2018

By Samantha Parker

 

Recently Jeng and I had the opportunity to go to  iMEDIA Social Media Conference on behalf of the League. It was really amazing! So much information and not enough time to head it all. I was able to attend info sessions on Instagram, SEO, and organizing your social media. Here are […]



Destressing Tips & Tricks: Notes from Galentine’s Day

By Alysia Tassone

 

A few weeks ago, we had the wonderful opportunity to welcome Meg, owner of  Navina Yoga to our February JLE Training Session. This training was centered on personal well-being and overall stress management. Meg has been a Yoga Instructor for 14 years. She recounted the way her travels around the world […]



Celebrating Black History Month 2018

By Sharon Mvundura

February was Black History Month in Canada and the United States. Along with other Leagues in North America, we celebrated through a fantastic awareness campaign created by the AJLI. Missed it? Check out the great content below. Our biggest takeaway was that we have made great strides in our society for equality […]



Placement Spotlight: Corporate Partnerships

By: Amanda Adzich

Being a part of the Corporate Partnerships Committee is one of the most unique, rewarding, challenging, and important placements within the Junior League of Edmonton. I am currently in my second year on the Corporate Partnerships Committee and would love to continue on for another year!

 

The Corporate Partnerships Committee has […]



Placements Spotlight: Community Impact

By Jessica Gallant

 

One of the first Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) projects I participated in as a Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) member was working with the girls involved in the Kids on Track and Uncles & Aunts at Large organizations.  It brought me back to when I was their age, and the struggles I faced […]



Placement Spotlight: Treasurer

By Robyn Hanson

 

I am currently serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) as I stepped down from the position of Treasurer, last year, to make room for another Leaguer on JLE’s Board of Directors.

Initially, I put my hand up for the position of Treasurer because I’ve always […]