Dedicated, diverse and involved

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? Visit the Career Opportunities page.

 

Meet the EFCL Staff

Allan Bolstad

Allan Bolstad

Interim Executive Director

Allan served as Executive Director of the EFCL from 2007 until 2016 and is currently the volunteer chairman of the EFCL’s $4.5 million 100th Anniversary project. Allan has resumed duties as Executive Director effective March 16, 2018 and will remain in this role until the EFCL fills the position on a permanent basis. 

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. 

 
Bev Zubot

Bev Zubot

Planning Advisor

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 affecting the majority of community leagues.

 

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.

Chantelle Zimmer

Chantelle Zimmer

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.

 
Ronak Patel

Ronak Patel

Energy Transition Officer

Ronak is an Edmontonian passionate about sustainable development and creating a cleaner future. His duties include project planning, grant writing and managing the Green Leagues program to help Edmonton Community Leagues become leaders in energy efficiency and solar power generation. Ronak is happy to help with any questions, concerns, or problems that communities may have on their sustainability journey.

Robin Cisek

Robin Cisek

Indigenous Project Lead

Robin is a student in the faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Through schooling and volunteer work, she became more connected with her Metis heritage and found a passion for creating positive change for Indigenous people. Robin has volunteered with associations such as the BBMA’s and the Metis Nation of Alberta. Robin has participated in many Indigenous seminars, and learning opportunities lead by professors, Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Andrew Rock

Andrew Rock

Summer Event Manager

Andrew recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in social psychology and is planning on pursuing an after-degree in Data Analytics. He has experience working in the non-profit sector most recently with the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association. Andrew's duties as the Summer Event Manager will include planning and coordinating various EFCL events throughout the summer. 

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