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Statement by JLE President on National Volunteer Week 2017

"Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve."
- Martin Luther King Jr. 
 
Volunteers give of themselves because they take responsibility for the success of their communities. Because they know that with the ability to serve comes a duty to empower others. Because solidarity is crucial to the human experience. And because through serving others, […]



Notice: Blackjack Ball Cancellation

Blackjack Ball Cancellation
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Blackjack Ball has been canceled. We sincerely apologize to all of our valued ticket holders. The Citadel is refunding tickets in full. If you have not yet received your refund, please contact their Box Office at 780-425-1820. 
We look forward to seeing you at other Junior League events and […]



JLE’s Newest Community Partnership: Trauma Informed Edmonton

By Kathy House & Laurie Gallagher

 

The Junior League of Edmonton is proud to be a volunteer community partner with Trauma Informed Edmonton. This blog post explains what Trauma Informed Edmonton is and why Junior League Edmonton is supporting the cause.
Trauma Informed Edmonton:
Who is Trauma Informed Edmonton?
Trauma Informed Edmonton is a […]



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 year was held at 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. She has since been what […]



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 order to connect, inspire and […]



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 to cooperate with and participate […]



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 & leadership training.

1) Giving Back […]



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 and prepares them to be […]



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 five leadership practices that James […]