Hairsine Community League

What is a Community League?

Unique to Edmonton, a community league operates as a grassroots organization committed to fostering unity and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents. Serving as a pivotal hub for local engagement, these leagues bring together community members to collaborate on diverse initiatives and address localized concerns. They play a crucial role in organizing and supporting an array of activities, spanning sports events, cultural programs, recreational opportunities, and community-driven projects. Community leagues also act as essential advocates for the community’s needs and interests, serving as a bridge between residents and local government authorities. Through their efforts, these leagues contribute to the development of strong, vibrant neighborhoods, promoting social connections and a shared sense of belonging among Edmontonians.

At its simplest, a Community League is a group of your neighbors who volunteer to organize events, activities, and programs in your community, such as soccer, drop-in programs, winter festival, summer BBQ, etc. The first Community League formed 100 years ago and today, there are 158 Community Leagues all across the City. Everyone in Edmonton lives within the boundary of a Community League.

What is the EFCL?

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Logo

Founded in 1921, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports all of Edmonton’s Community Leagues.  Just like the Community Leagues themselves, the EFCL is governed by volunteers who are representatives from each of the 12 city districts.