How the EFCL Can Help
The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues uses a number of resources - online and traditional - to help promote and support community leagues, plus bring public awareness to the community league movement.
EFCL Communications Platforms
EFCL's Public Website
EFCL’s interactive website has the capacity to sell community league memberships, host league-updated profiles and offer facility (hall, rink, etc.) searches for public consumption. The website includes ongoing and up-to-date planning and development news, seminars/workshops info, EFCL and league events, calendar, programs and project(s) information, sports partnerships, plus a resource library for community leagues.
The site includes staff and board contact information, public library and volunteer/career opportunities, plus a number of other useful information items for both the public and community leagues.
EFCL's Administrative Site
The Admin site is not available to the public. The site was designed so that leagues could manage their own league information that appears on the EFCL Public Site. From updating board profiles and amenity information to ordering supplies, pulling membership reports and uploading league events, the Admin Site can be a valuable tool for community leagues. It is also very valuable to the EFCL, as this is the Federation's database; ensuring that all the information is accurate means the EFCL can connect with the right board members when needed.
The EFCL communications toolbox also includes:
- E-News - electronic newsletter
- Facebook page – public
- Facebook group – private* League only group
- YouTube channel
*At least two members of each community league have been invited to join this group page on behalf of their leagues. Check with your board members to ensure your league is being represented. If not, please request to join the group.
Promotions - External
The EFCL participates in a number of city festivals which provides the perfect opportunity to promote community leagues. They include both K-Days and Heritage Days, as well as other. One of the largest external promotions of the year is Community League Day, which always takes place on the third Saturday of every September. This city-wide festival happens at the league level in communities across the city and puts the spotlight on leagues and the value of becoming a community league member. Community League Day promotion includes City of Edmonton’s bridge banners and High Level Bridge "Light the Bridge" program, print and online media promotion, sponsor partnerships with digital and online opportunities.
Working with the Media
EFCL works with Edmonton’s print and digital media to promote the community league system and its programs and events specifically. Whether it's print, on-air, online or televised, the city's major news outlets continue to show great support to EFCL and to community leagues.
EFCL organizes periodic surveys to gather input on a wide range of issues. Depending on the survey topic, the method is either electronic or hard copy during general meetings. The results are used in the decision-making processes for both the EFCL strategic planning efforts and as a consultant to the City of Edmonton on engagement, policy and development.
EFCL offers workshops for website content management, social media set-up and best practices. Watch our Seminars & Workshops page for workshop schedules.
Visit our League Communications pages for more tools to help you improve your league's communications strategies.