Welcome to the home of The Well-Endowed Podcast.

The Well-Endowed Podcast is a production of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve been touched by the work facilitated by the support ECF provides to the city’s shakers, movers and doers. As a bridge between donors and charitable causes, ECF helps donors create endowment funds that will continue giving for generations. With that kind of support, those movers and doers can do a lot!

On the Well Endowed Podcast, you will hear stories about donors, and what inspires their generosity. And you will hear about the people who use our support to build and sustain social initiatives, empower youth, strengthen arts and culture, and so much more.

Edmonton is full of passionate people dedicated to building a vibrant community. The Well Endowed Podcast explores the impact that these municipal champions are having on our city.

Episode 46 – 40 Years: A Conversation With Liz O’Neill

On this episode, we speak with the one and only Liz O’Neill, Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton (BGCBigs). Liz tells us about how the fluke of a coin toss brought her to Edmonton, her greatest accomplishments over the past 40 years and what that means to the children and their families who use BGCBigs’ services. Links: Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys and Girls Clubs. See how organizations like BGCBigs have an important impact. Grants: ECF Community Grants – Deadline June 1, 2019 The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton […]

Episode 45 – Indigenous Career Fair

On this week’s show, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips tells us about the Edmonton Radial Railway Society. Then we go to the Indigenous Career Fair to hear from inspiring speakers like Councillor Aaron Paquette, Brandi Morin, Kenton Boutillier and Ramsey Mudryk. Links: Check out the Edmonton Radial Railway Society. Find out more about the speakers we met at the Indigenous Career Fair hosted by Edmonton Public Schools. *Aaron Paquette *Brandi Morin *Kenton Boutillier – Indigenous Health Initiatives, University of Alberta *Ramsey Mudryk Grants: Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John and Andrea Wallin Awards Edmonton Refugee and […]

Episode 44 – Navigating Parkinson’s Disease

Today, we learn about the history of McLuhan House with Chris Chang-Yen Phillips. And we meet Shiv and Rajah, a couple that has been managing life with Parkinson ’s disease for over a year. Tune in and learn how the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta is helping them navigate the complex care network needed to maintain their quality of life. Links: Find out more about the resources Parkinson’s Association of Alberta can offer. Be sure to visit McLuhan House and learn more about the man himself: Marshall McLuhan. Grants: Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John and Andrea […]

Episode 43 – Jasper Place Wellness Centre

Today, Elizabeth goes on a tour of Jasper Place Wellness Centre (JPWC). JPWC is an amazing organization that focuses on five divisions to help strengthen the West Edmonton community: Education, Housing, Health, Food and Employment. You’re going to hear about accessing health care with dignity, the importance of gathering with others to learn a new skill, and how meeting employees where they’re at can change lives. You’ll also find out what it sounds like to recycle a mattress! Links: Check out JPWC’s Weekly Services and Drop-In Schedule. Learn more about their Medical Clinic. Curious about Redemptive Developments? Find out more […]