Exploring Community Leagues in Edmonton, AB

Submitted by Christie Nash on June 14, 2016 - 5:41am

From June 7-9th, 2016 over 160 of the finest minds in neighbourhood building from across Canada and the United states gathered in Edmonton, AB to explore promising approaches and resources that build resilient communties and neighbourhoods that create relationships of care, stong and connected neighbourhoods, Collective Impact, and resilient communities. 

With 16 workshops and 4 walk-abouts, these spaces were a time of deep learning, connecting, and sharing.  

One of these workshops was a road trip to Ritchie Hall for a reception and panel discussion with the Allan Bolstad and Nora Begoray of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) and the Laura Speley-Cunningham,President, and dallas Bartel, Vice-President, of the Ritchie Community League.

Recently undergoing some unique re-development processes, the Ritchie Community is an active, engaged and vibrant neighbourhood. This panel discussion explored both what is possible and what is practical in working with community leagues. It also delved into some of the challenges they face and what they are doing to work through these issues. 

 

Please find attached the slide deck and handouts for this presentation.