The Oliver Community League is 100% volunteer driven by people who live and work in Oliver, Edmonton (109 Street-124th Street & the River Valley to 104 Ave).
In 1922 the residents of west Edmonton established the West End Community League. The Oliver Community League emerged out of this foundational organization in 1937. The League works to improve the quality of life of our residents by promoting participation in affordable local recreation and social activities, and advocating on behalf of our community on planning and development issues including preservation of our local heritage resources. The League also partners with and supports local agencies that endeavor to provide necessary services to our disadvantaged or isolated citizens.
We are part of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, the representative and coordinating body for all community leagues in Edmonton. The EFCL is unique in its structure – there is no comparable organization like it in the world. It is also North America’s largest registered volunteer not-for profit organization.
The Oliver Community League is a Society registered with Service Alberta. Our bylaws are available here.
The OCL Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the YWCA Cushing House (10402 124 Street NW) or via Google Meets, though meetings are occasionally cancelled or rescheduled. Meetings of the League are open to the public, and minutes of board and general meetings are available to members upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: the board reserves the right to enter confidential session – those minutes are only available to members who were present during the confidential session).
Board of Directors
The Oliver Community League is volunteer led and managed. Here are 2023-2024 Board of Directors:
- President – Imran Ahmad, email@example.com
- Vice President – Phil Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary – Larry MacDonald, email@example.com
- Treasurer – Allison Rosland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership – Kelly Dawn Clarahan, email@example.com
- Co-Civics – Emma Zurawell & Natalie Tremblay, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Communications – Robert Lees-Miller, email@example.com
- Events & Programs – Colten Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Garden – Janine Bennett, email@example.com
- RecreAction – Maureen Renaud, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Advocacy – Alon Faitelis, email@example.com
- Volunteer – Kaitlyn Philip, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Programming – Robyn Wilson, email@example.com
- Director at Large – Mila Dimitrijevic, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director at Large – VACANT, email@example.com
The Oliver Community League makes an important contribution to the vitality of the Oliver community. If you live in Oliver and want to ensure Oliver continues to evolve in a smart, sustainable and community-minded way, we encourage you to get involved with your League. You’ll join an influential and diverse mix of people who care about making Oliver the best it can be for the benefit of all residents.
Roles differ but all require being comfortable with or willing to learn to work with technology as we rely heavily on emails and video conferencing!
If you’re interested in learning more about the roles and responsibilities of any the vacant positions please contact our Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for Board Members
General Roles and Requirements for Oliver Community League Board Members
- A Director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
- Commit to the work of the organization.
- Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
- Speak positively of the League and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the leagues mission.
- Help orient new board members.
- Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
- Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
- Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
- Participate in the development of the leagues organizational plan, annual review and budget.
- Approve the budget and other financial matters.
- Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
- Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.
- Minimum time commitment:
- 5 hours/month to attend and prepare for board meetings and read associated e-mails.
- Some positions have seasonal time commitments.