Episode 75 – Drive Happiness

On this episode, we join our producer, Lisa Pruden, on a transit miss-adventure and learn about how Drive Happiness Seniors Association has risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic to ensure Seniors have safe transportation.

Links:
Check out Drive Happiness Seniors Association.
Read Graeme Lummer’s Blog: Seniors Still Getting Around!
You can find out more about Disabled Adults Transit Service (DATS) here.
See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Read more stories about how organizations are adapting with the pandemic.
Learn more about the Rapid Response Fund and how to contribute.

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st
ECF Community Grants – Due September 1st

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

Photo is courtesy of Drive Happiness Seniors Association.

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 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Read more stories about how organizations are adapting with the pandemic.
Learn more about the Rapid Response Fund and how to contribute.

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st
ECF Community Grants – Due September 1st

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

Picture is courtesy of Chris Chang-Yen Phillips. 

This episode features music by Podington Bear.

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 the correct number is 10, including ECF.

Links:
Learn more about All in for Youth.
Check out All in for Youth’s Year 3 Evaluation Report.
Meet the 10 organizations collaborating to make All in for Youth possible: Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area; City of Edmonton; E4C; Edmonton Catholic Schools; Edmonton Public Schools; Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF); The Family Centre; Mental Health Foundation; REACH Edmonton, Council for Safe Communities; United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
Meet the pilot schools: St. Alphonsus Elementary/Junior High; John A McDougall Elementary; Delton Elementary; Spruce Avenue Junior High; Eastglen High School

See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Read more stories about how organizations are adapting with the pandemic.
Learn more about the Rapid Response Fund and how to contribute.

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st
ECF Community Grants – Due September 1st

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

Picture is courtesy of United Way.

The music featured in the All in for Youth segment is called Raro Bueno by Chuzausen.

Episode 72 – Millennial Activism and Engagement

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson talks with Troy PavlekIlya 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 PavlekIlya Ushakov, and Jackie Pearce.
Check out Speaking Municipally (Troy’s Podcast with Mack Male)on the Alberta Podcast Network.
Follow journalist Emily Rendell-Watson on Twitter.
See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work.
Learn more about the fund and how to contribute.

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st
ECF Community Grants – Due September 1st

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

The music featured in the Millennial segment is called Minimal by Xylo-Ziko.