Guiding Principles (JCI Creed)
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
JCI Edmonton’s Mission, Vision & Values
To provide development opportunities that empower young Edmontonians to create positive change.
To be the leading local network of young active citizens of Edmonton.
Make a world of difference. Made up of young entrepreneurs and leaders we strive to make a world of difference. We believe that as members of a community we can achieve many things that our government cannot. As responsible citizens, JCI Edmonton members take on the challenges around them through local development initiatives. These tailored projects require members to use strategic planning and critical thinking to craft creative solutions to the problems of their communities.
JCI Edmonton Members seek ways to live out our slogan; “Be Better,” around four key pillars: Individual, Business, Community, and International. We think perilously about our society’s greatest challenges and act on behalf of all Edmontonians to be part of the solution. We seek better solutions to build better communities, creating a better future.
The Original Active Citizens
As global citizens, we all have rights and responsibilities, as well as shared goals. Through active citizenship, we enact our sense of social responsibility to work towards these goals and benefit communities worldwide.
Our Founder, Henry Giessenbier, was the original active citizen. He took steps to engage young people in civic involvement in 1914, and JCI Members worldwide have followed his lead ever since.
A Grassroots Movement with International Scope
In JCI, the action is local, but our principles and impact are global. Members understand that in a globalized world, their local actions echo across the globe. 5,000 JCI Local Organizations addressing problems in their communities are united in a global movement creating global impact.
One Year to Lead
With this principle at its core, the JCI structure offers leadership opportunities to new members each year. One year to shine. One year of impact. One year to lead.