Who are we?

Edmonton Chinese Young Leaders Council is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates heritage, inspires leadership and opens opportunities for young people to create a vibrant Edmonton. Supported by a consortium of Chinese and local community organization and modeled after successful youth initiatives in the Chinese communities of Vancouver, Chicago and San Francisco, ECYLC aims to cultivate and support the development of young leaders within the Edmonton Chinese community to contribute to our city.

Through service projects, leadership development programs and partnerships with local businesses and community organizations, we aspire to engage young people from all walks of life, but particularly Canadians of Chinese heritage to be involved in aspirational endeavors that matter to them. The Chinese community enjoys a long legacy as a contributor to economic development, tourism and the vibrancy of the City of Edmonton. Our community has always been strong and committed to enhancing our great city.

Edmonton Chinese Young Leaders Council works to forge stronger relationships between the Chinese community and all Edmontonians; to educate others and share our culture, heritage and traditions, and to work with the various orders of government and stakeholders to strengthen community development. We believe in multiculturalism and the diversity of our communities.