Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
Oct 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Laura Cunningham-Shpeley and Ryan Barber
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Ryan Barber- President-EFCL

Bio:  Ryan has been an active board member for the EFCL for over 5 years. He is a fierce advocate for Leagues and their ability to mobilize Edmontonians to shape their neighbourhood. He believes strongly in Leagues as a key mechanism for grassroots democracy in the neighbourhood where everyone is welcome. Ryan has led the organization as it's President for over two years through the build of the Community League Plaza, and been actively involved at the negotiation table for the new Tripartite Agreement with the City of Edmonton. He works for the Government of Alberta, and enjoys playing and coaching football with his two boys.


Laura Cunningham-Shpeley- Executive Director- EFCL

Bio:  Laura is a registered social worker who has worked in health promotion for most of her career.  She started with EFCL in the spring of 2018, and was thrilled to take on the position, after being on the board of her own community league for 10 years- 4 as President.  Over the course of the past few years, she has supported the organization to complete the 100th Anniversary Community League Plaza down in Hawrelak Park, supported the adoption of the new Tripartite Agreement with the City of Edmonton and has developed an online resource program for all League board members to take- which is also open to any non-profit organization. EFCL Online Learning Program.  Laura enjoys spending time with her family taking their COVID puppy for walks in Mill Creek ravine!