Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

Placement Spotlight: Homes for the Holidays

By Amanda Mouait

My introduction to Homes for the Holidays was when a friend asked me if I would be volunteering the weekend of the event. At that time, I was not yet a member of the Junior League of Edmonton but had heard many great things and was considering checking it out. I had no […]

E-Newsletters For Nonprofit Leaders

By Phalyn Chenard
Annually, the Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) hosts a retreat which focuses on leadership development, strategic planning, and team bonding. We set aside one day for the incoming Board of Directors, and a second day for the entire JLE membership.
This tradition began in 2015 when we were fortunate to be joined […]

Tips on being a female leader

By Michelle Besharati

On October 11th, we had the pleasure of having Kimberly Armstrong provide a training session for Junior League members. Kim is a lawyer by trade, but has worked in public service for over 20 years. She is a strong advocate for women, and prides herself as a mentor and female leader within […]

Statement by JLE President on International Day of the Girl 2017

"The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, […]

How to Incorporate Junior League Experience Into Your Resume

By Phalyn Chenard

Junior League's mission commits to developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. In Edmonton, we fulfill this promise by providing our members with a layered training approach that encompasses both hands-on and formal learning opportunities. As a result, our members are […]