Dedicated, diverse and involved
The EFCL staff is dedicated to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and to the community league movement. Each brings considerable skills, expertise and experience to their jobs that benefit both the EFCL and the community leagues.
They are active in their own community leagues, either holding a board position, involved in a committee or volunteering to help at events. This enables them to stay connected with what is important to leagues and how they, in their role as EFCL staff, can improve the support systems that are in place for leagues and their continued growth.
Meet the EFCL Staff
Debra has 15 years experience in the not-for-profit industry in a number of leadership roles and has a solid understanding of building community capacity. Having been both staff and board member, her expertise of being on both sides of the fence is a definite asset to the EFCL.
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
Leadership Project Coordinator
Kyra is a project manager and organizational facilitator who has recently moved into one-on-one coaching and personal development. She also served and volunteered as part of her community league(s) and is currently a board member for Aspiring Women in Leadership and Legacy (AWiLL). In everything she does, Kyra makes it a priority to ensure that women, marginalized groups and indigenous populations are given opportunities to be part of a successful community.
Energy Transition Officer
Charlotte is a sustainability professional who always wishes she was better at being sustainable. Charlotte has worked on several green building construction projects which gives her an understanding of green building and best practices. With a Master’s in Environment and Sustainability, and a LEED Green Associate Certification she can find the best green building solutions out there.
Bev works one on one with leagues who have local planning and development issues they need to address. With the help of the elected EFCL Planning Committee, she works on the development of position papers and advice regarding major issues effecting the majority of Community Leagues.
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.
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.
Community Active Recreation Consultant
Chantelle is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has volunteered with several non-profit organizations and worked as a teaching and research assistant in the areas of physical education, recreation, and sport prior to EFCL. She is passionate about improving active recreation programming for Edmontonians to enhance individual and community well-being.
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.
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.