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 74 – 桥梁 | Qiáoliáng: Building bridges within and beyond Edmonton’s Chinese Community

On this episode, correspondents Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Sophia Yang do lunch with Keren Tang and Sarah Chan to discuss how Chinese communities in Edmonton continue to grow strong. Hungry? Here are the restaurants featured on this episode: BaoBao, Silk Road, Padmanadi, Saiwoo Garden and Happy Noodles (no website, but you can find them at 4204 115 street;  780-709-2686). Links: Visit Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association. Learn more about the Chinese Cultural Legacy Fund. Check out United Way Alberta Capital Region. Follow Keren Tang and Sarah Chan on Twitter. Hear more from Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Sophia Yang. See the COVID-19 […]

Episode 73 – All in for Youth

On this episode, we learn about All in for Youth (AIFY). Graduating high school is a major factor in breaking the cycle of poverty. AIFY is an initiative that helps socially-vulnerable children and youth find success through their school years by providing a range of coordinated supports to them and their families. Tune in as we talk with Annette Malin, Manager of Community Strategies at United Way, Alberta Capital Region, and we meet two students who have participated in the AIFY program. Correction: In this story, we say that All in for Youth is a collaboration of 9 partners, but […]

Episode 72 – Millennial Activism and Engagement

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson talks with Troy Pavlek, Ilya Ushakov, and Jackie Pearce to find out how Millennials in Edmonton approach civic engagement- from politics  to volunteering. This is the second of four Vital Topics that will be produced throughout the year. Our previous topic focused on Millennials and Money. Upcoming topics will look at Millennials’ behaviours around technology and the trends they are setting. Links: Read the Vital Topic: Millennial Advocacy and Engagement. Get your nerd on with the Vital Topic’s Resources. See our past Vital Signs reports. Follow our guests on Twitter: Troy Pavlek, Ilya Ushakov, and Jackie Pearce. Check out Speaking Municipally (Troy’s Podcast with Mack Male)on […]

Episode 71 – Seniors and Sexual Health

On this episode, we’re talking about senior sexual health. The topic seems taboo, but it’s a conversation we should be having. Alberta’s senior demographic has seen a rapid increase of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In 1997, people over 60 had about 1.4 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. A rate that was 5.5 times higher by 2017! Correspondent Scott Lilwall speaks with SAGE Seniors Association and the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health to find out about the rise of STIs among seniors. Listener advisory: in this episode we talk frankly about sex and sexual health. Links: See […]