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 Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

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 Emerging Communities Awards
Young Edmonton Grants
*All deadlines to apply for these grants is May 15th.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

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 Wallin Awards
Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Awards
Young Edmonton Grants
*All deadlines to apply for these grants is May 15th.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Music used in McLuhan House History Series segment:
“Kovd” by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Fjell/Kovd

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 about Food4Good.
See how JPWC is helping to end homelessness in Edmonton.
Read the Vital Signs report that helped lead to a grant for Food4Good.

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PODCAST PARTY
Dear listeners, we have surpassed 10,000 downloads!! And we are so grateful for all your support. Please join us for a party to celebrate and say thanks to you!
When: April 18th, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm.
Where: Edmonton Community Foundation, 9910 103 street.
To RSVP Here by April 11!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.