What is a Community League?
A Community League is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization formed to meet the unique needs and interests of residents within a defined geographic area.
The role of a Community League is to:
speak on behalf of their Community League members,
report on behalf of all residents within the Community League's specified geographical area,
bring neighbours together,
provide recreation and social programs,
develop amenities, and
represent community interests to Government and other organizations.
A Community League is an autonomous body, registered under the Societies Act with the Corporate Registry of the Government of Alberta. Therefore, it must have a properly elected Board of Directors, including Committee Chairpersons responsible for carrying out the business of the League. Each individual Community League has specific boundaries that will define its membership. Currently, there are over 160 Community Leagues in Edmonton.