The Edmonton Host Lions Club is the original Lions Club in the Edmonton area. It was chartered on June 14, 1929, and celebrating 90 years of service in 2019. Its objective is to help local community groups and individuals in times of need and it achieves these goals by holding fundraising social events in and around the community throughout the year.
It is one of 45,000 clubs associated with Lions Club International which was founded in 1917 and it is the world's largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in 205 countries and geographical areas. Worldwide, Lions Clubs are recognized for their services to the visually impaired not to mention their strong commitment to youth programs, improving the environment, building homes for the disabled, supporting diabetes education, conducting hearing programs and, through the foundation, providing disaster relief around the world.
In July 2007 Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was ranked the best non -governmental organization (NGO) worldwide with which to work, according to ratings compiled by the Financial Times in association with Dalberg Global Development Advisors and the United Nations Global Compact. The rankings assessed 34 global organizations ranked by 445 companies involved with NGOs and international agencies.
Lions Club International Foundation was rated most highly and ranked first for program execution, communication, adaptability and accountability in the fast-growing world of non-profits. The assessment, published in the Financial Times’ Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy special report, highlights companies’ growing interest in long-term partnerships to tackle an expanding range of social issues.
As Lions, both men and women can make a difference. Those who are interested in volunteering their time to humanitarian causes understand the association's motto “ We Serve”. By participating in a local Lions Club, you can help to meet the pressing needs of your local community and have a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of people around the world. If you are interested in learning more about the Edmonton Host Lions Club click on the link to “Contact Us” and we would be happy to have to answer any questions you may have.