Category Archives: Blog


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 […]



Solidarity with Charlottesville

-President's Statement-
 
All too often those of us North of the border congratulate ourselves that our nation is unblemished by the type of prejudice and racial divide we have recently watched erupting around our neighbours in the United States. Canadians have much to be proud of and much to celebrate, it is true. But […]



Indulgence 2017

It was an evening of culinary magic at Indulgence 2017!

On June 12, almost 400 people gathered for an evening of local food created by Edmonton and area restaurants, paired with libations from Canadian wineries, breweries, and distilleries, in support of the Junior League of Edmonton and NAIT Culinary Arts.

This annual event draws in […]



Girl Guides of Canada, a Win-Win for Women

 In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Junior League of Edmonton is pleased to welcome Girl Guides of Canada to our blog space to tell our readers about GGC and its enormous benefits for women and girls. Enjoy! 

It’s A Win-Win for Women: Advance the Empowerment of Girls AND Advance Your Professional Opportunities
 

Girl Guides of […]



Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

On March 8th we celebrated International Women's Day with a film screening and panel discussion of the award winning documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide at Latitude 53. Our sold out event welcomed local Edmontonians to eat yummy desserts and learn more about challenges faced by women around the world. […]



Keep the Egg Salad Out of Your Fingers: A guide to networking events

By Dee Currie

A few weeks ago, the Junior League Edmonton training committee did a presentation on networking. Here is what you missed and tips on tackling your next networking event. The key points around a networking event are similar to those in other public settings: approach with confidence, know your stuff, but don’t creep […]



On Fire: A Powerful Call to Lead an Inspired Life

By Amanda Mouait 

When I first heard of John O’Leary’s book On Fire:The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, I had no idea how literal it was going to be. I knew I had to read this book when some of my mentors starting posting about it. I expected the “7 choices” part, […]



JLE take ODI Raleigh!

By Robyn Hanson & Aileena Minhas

 

In mid-October, Aileena and I flooded our Facebook and Instagram accounts with photos from the Organizational Development Institute (ODI) conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

                                     Robyn & Aileena

 

ODIs are a […]



Past Presidents: Where are they now?

Junior League Edmonton has a rich history in Edmonton. The women who have been a part of the league are diverse in their backgrounds, professions and experiences. To take the helm of the Junior League  is a big responsibility. We wanted to talk to some of the brave women who served their time as President […]