About the Junior League

The Junior League sees women around the world as catalysts for lasting community change. We are an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

For more than 85 years, the Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) has provided women the opportunity to become effective community volunteers. Through our numerous community projects we have left a lasting legacy in our community. Governed by our board of directors, the JLE currently has more than 140 active and sustaining members.

We value

Community

We will:

  • Strive to listen to and respond to community needs
  • Make meaningful contributions through volunteer action

Training

We will:

  • Recognize, utilize, and develop the skills of our members
  • Provide formal and informal training to develop leadership skills
  • Provide opportunities to apply our skills in a supportive organizational structure within the League and the community
  • Learn from experienced members, sustainers and community contacts

Image

We will:

  • Create an image that will be well-known and distinct
  • Strive to be well-regarded in the community

Organization

We will:

  • Be flexible and responsive to balance membership, organizational and community needs

Our board

Our board of directors are unique women from diverse walks of life. Board members typically serve 2 year terms. Each Junior League member has the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a board member if they so choose.

Meet our current board.

I joined the League to build connections with like-minded women. The women in the League truly inspire me and teach me new things each and every time we meet.

Tessa Labbe

How We’re Funded

The organization exists purely to be educational and charitable. Funds are raised for the community through JLE-endorsed initiatives and special events, while nominal membership dues support our day-to-day operations and our training programs.

Become a member

Interested in becoming a member? JLE members gain a sense of achievement, satisfaction in helping others, increased skills, friendship, networking and fun. Contact us today to join!