Dedicated, diverse and involved

Photo of EFCL staff outdoors at the Volunteer Appreciation event, Aug 2018

The EFCL staff is dedicated to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and to the community league movement. Each member brings considerable skills, expertise and experience to their jobs that benefit both the EFCL and the community leagues. 

 

Interested in joining the EFCL?

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Meet the EFCL Staff

Laura Cunningham-Shpeley

Laura Cunningham-Shpeley

Executive Director

Laura is the past president of Ritchie Community League and previously worked as a Senior Program Officer with Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. 

Joanne Booth

Joanne Booth

Operations and Membership, Senior Director

Joanne has 25 years office administrative experience. Her duties include office management, events and planning. Joanne also manages membership services to our leagues, and manages the online membership sales. She is very familiar with all aspects of league management having, at one time or another, held most of the positions at her home league of Strathcona Centre

Nora Begoray

Nora Begoray

Business Development Director

Nora has worked with several charities, non-profit organizations and her own community league of Parkallen, organizing events, programs, redevelopment projects, donations and fundraising initiatives. Nora is the lead staffer at the EFCL for the 100th Anniversary Project, manages sponsorship opportunities and plans many of the public participation events.

Barb Stang

Barb Stang

Administrative Assistant

Barb has worked in administration for 26 years, mostly with the City of Edmonton. Being semi-retired, she is very happy to work part-time with the EFCL as administrative assistant. In her spare time, Barb loves to walk her dogs in the River Valley with her almost new husband. 

 
Stephanie Kovach

Stephanie Kovach

Community Planning Advisor

Stephanie is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta’s Urban and Regional Planning program, where she focused on community planning, sustainability, and the ways in which our neighbourhoods can enhance our quality of life. She is very excited to be joining the EFCL and looks forward to working with and learning from Edmonton’s many diverse communities.

Jasmin P. Joe

Jasmin P. Joe

Communications Officer

Jasmin is a self-proclaimed Edmonton enthusiast with a background in communications and graphic design. 

She has volunteered with several diverse non-profit organizations in Edmonton's arts and music communities, including a music festival. 

Jasmin graduated with diplomas in Public Relations as well as Digital Arts and Media from MacEwan University. If you have a question about social media, she is the person to ask.

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson

Governance & Programs, Senior Director

Colin has spent the last 10 years working in human resources and program management roles. His passion in human resources is in training and development. Having experience as a board member for social services, education, community development and funding agencies allows him to understand the challenges and opportunities that the non-profit sector faces. Colin works to enhance programming at EFCL and support the governance processes of the individual leagues.

Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

Energy Transition Officer 

A recent graduate of NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program, Michael carries a BA in Philosophy and an Energy Manager in Training certification from the Association of Energy Engineers. Having enjoyed the benefits of Edmonton’s community leagues since he was a kid, Michael is passionate about grassroots organization and sustainable living. As the Energy Transition Officer for the EFCL, Michael is responsible for managing the Green Leagues program and supporting local Community Leagues in their efforts to promote sustainability and green energy in their communities.

 
Erin Northey

Erin Northey

Active Recreation Officer

Erin has four years of post-secondary in Physical and Special Education from the University of Alberta. She has professional experience with several non-profit organizations and has extensive experience with event management and volunteer services. She is passionate about volunteerism, community advocacy, evidence-based practice and program development. She looks forward to working with Community Leagues and improving active recreation programming opportunities in Edmonton.

Hope Jubenvill

Hope Jubenvill

LGBTQ   Project Lead

Hope is a University of Alberta student passionate about engaging and serving the communities she lives in and promoting LGBTQ inclusion and education. In the past she has worked the University of Alberta to support residents and build community in the various residences around campus, as well as worked to facilitate increased knowledge and acceptance of the LGBTQ University community.  She is committed to continuing this type of work, though with a different population of people and on a larger level, with the EFCL. Hope is happy to discuss any issues, concerns or questions pertaining to working with the LGBTQ community.

Ryan Jacques

Ryan Jacques

Youth Engagement Project Lead

Ryan is a born-and-raised Edmontonian who is taking Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He is passionate about being involved in the community and engaging community members. Ryan volunteers with several organizations, including the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the National Student Commonwealth Forum, and the Heart of the City Music Program, and he is a project lead and Youth-at-Large member of the Engagement & Outreach sub-committee on the City of Edmonton Youth Council. He is excited to be working with the EFCL to engage more Edmonton youth.

Rayna Gopaul

Rayna Gopaul

Indigenous Project Officer

Rayna is a graduate of the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Winnipeg, one of the first Canadian Universities to establish an Indigenous course requirement as part of all Bachelor's degrees, a process Rayna helped spearhead with her friends. She is passionate about advancing Indigenous peoples and communities and her work consists of working on ways to create bridges between indigenous and non-indigenous community members as well as provide spaces where community members can come together regardless of race or background to forward the best interests of the community as a whole. Rayna enjoys spending time in ceremony, on the land and with her family and fur son Otis when she's not working to create a better future for Edmontonians. 

 

 

EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30