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    Default 2014 - EFCL survey - RESULTS ARE IN

    Fill out the EFCL survey here, focus on their role, public involvement and current issues.


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    The Edmonton Federation of Community League's survey is back.

    A total of 627 Edmontonians responded to EFCL’s surveys, including:

    415 community league members, of whom 162 are members of community league boards
    212 people who are not currently a member of a community league; of those 97 indicated they had been a league member in the past.

    Most important issues facing Edmonton

    “Urban sprawl” was the most frequent response from all groups to the question about what are the most important issues facing Edmonton over the next five years.

    Other frequently mentioned issues included:

    Infill housing
    Safety and crime prevention
    Road and sidewalk maintenance
    Neighbourhood renewal

    Importance of various community league programs and activities

    Advocacy on neighbourhood issues was considered important by all three respondent groups (84% members, 83% board members, 76% non-members).
    Other programs and activities with high results on importance included:
    Playgrounds, rinks and other park development: about 87% for all respondent groups
    Information sharing (89% members, 91% board members, 71% non-members)
    Sport and recreation was considered important by about 75% across all three groups.

    Benefits of Community Leagues

    According to league member responses, the opportunity to meet or connect with neighbours was the most frequently cited benefit of community league membership, followed by access to programs and events and a sense of belonging and community connectedness.

    Challenges of Community Leagues

    League members identified the following as the most significant challenges their league faces:

    City processes (69%)
    Understanding how best to represent the community (66%)
    Obtaining funding (66%)
    Ability to advocate on behalf of the community (65%)

    Role of the Community League in representing the community as a whole

    74% of community league members agreed leagues currently represent the community as a whole (not just their members), compared to 38% of non-members.
    There was strong agreement across all respondent groups when asked if leagues have a role in representing the views of the entire neighbourhood: 86% league members, 82% league board members, 72% non-members.

    Diversity in community league membership

    About 40% of league members agreed that membership in their league represents the diversity of their community, compared to 20% of non-members. 34% of league members were neutral on this question as were 30% of non-members.

    Both members and non-members most frequently suggested leagues could offer a greater variety of programs and benefits and could undertake initiatives to attract people from different cultural and ethnic groups to increase the diversity in community league membership.

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