Category Archives: Blog


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 […]



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 […]