The JLC offers opportunities for members to connect in social, volunteer, and business settings. As a registered charity operated solely by its members, members impact the League on a daily basis. Members offer their unique talents to developing, delivering, and transitioning community impact programs. Additionally, members have the opportunity to engage in governance and management roles within the organization. Such engagement, coupled with internal and external training, permit members to extend their personal sphere of impact.
Since being founded in 1950, the Junior League of Calgary has provided both volunteer and financial resources to the Calgary community. Since 1950, we have provided more than 1,780,382 volunteer hours and more than $3,139,442 to address unmet critical needs in the Calgary community. Our League has provided direct volunteer hours in our community, has built capacity for effective volunteering in our community, and has advocated for community issues.
JLC community programs focus on Calgary youth, with the goal of being catalysts for change in the lives of youth at risk. Our focus areas include effective parenting skills, life skills, and nutritional health and wellness skills. Desired program impacts are that youth acquire skills to assist with personal goal achievement while leading healthy and active lives.