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 19 – She’s Got This

On this month’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day.  We learn how Women Building Futures has grown from a grassroots group, to an incredible organization that is changing the face of Alberta’s construction industry and lifting women out of poverty. And we sit down with city Councillors, Bev Esslinger and Sarah Hamilton to talk about women in politics. But first, we’ll learn how the Counselling Program at YWCA is empowering women in Edmonton. Links: Find out more about the Counselling Programs at the YWCA. Check out our Vital Topic: Women in Edmonton. Get involved with the City of Edmonton’s Committees […]

Episode 18 – Black History Month

On this month’s episode, we geek out on Black history with Minister Faust as he looks at the 26th annual AfroQuiz. We sit down with Darren Jordan and Nigel Williams to chat about 5 Artists, 1 Love which is celebrating the history of Black music and visual art as part of Black History Month.  And we’ll check in with our friends at the Edmonton Shift Lab for an update on the work they’re doing to rethink the way society combats racism. Links: Check out AfroQuiz 2018! Connect with the Council of Canadians of African & Caribbean Heritage. Find out more […]

Episode 17 – Winter is here, and we like it!

On this month’s episode, embark on an arctic expedition with Cassandra Pryer. We speak with artist Carla Rae Taylor to learn how the Paint the Rails project is telling Edmonton stories through public art. We hear about the deep freezer races at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival. And, we speak with Michael Phair about legacy and a new school being opened, and named, in his honour. Links See upcoming expeditions with Students On Ice. Hear more sounds from the 2017 Expedition on SoundCloud and check out the 2017 interactive map. Check out Paint The Rails. Learn more about the […]

Episode 16 – Anita Sarkeesian

Welcome to our surprise, bonus episode for you this month. We are very excited to share with you our conversation with Anita Sarkeesian with you. Anita Sarkeesian is the founder and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational non-profit that explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her focus is on deconstructing stereotypes and tropes associated with women and on highlighting issues around the targeted harassment of women in gaming and on-line. Check out the Feminist Frequency Online Safety Guide. Anita will be visiting Edmonton on January 24th to present her talk: The Real World of Online Harassment as part of the […]