Episode 104 – Edmonton Public Library: A Little Bit of Wonder

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) was established in 1913 — more than 100 years ago. It has been a part of our community for generations and has continued evolving to meet the needs of the people in our city.

On this episode, we speak with Pilar Martinez, the Chief Executive Officer of EPL. She tells us how the library goes beyond books to create a safe space of wonder in our community.

Links:
Don’t miss Terry O’Reilly and Michael Landsberg at EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series.
Listen to the Overdue Finds Podcast.
Find out more about Ready. Set. READ!
Learn more about EPL’s Outreach Services.
Connect with EPL’s Elder in Residence.
Check out the amazing features of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Here is a list of endowment funds that have been created by donors to help support Edmonton Public Library:
–  Anchor Fund: Supports operations of libraries serving and programs offered for children living in low-income or other disadvantaged circumstances.
– Edmonton Public Library Shelley Milner Fund: Supports activities and services dedicated to children and youth.
– Endowments that serve general operations:
*Stanley A. Milner Library Fund
*Electro Equinology Fund
*Roper Fund
*Slyvia Syska Fund
*Joseph & Wadona Walsh Memorial Fund

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
Environmental Operating Grants – Sept. 30
Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is Oct. 15th.
Upcoming Student Awards:
Click here to find details for all of our student awards!

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

Photo for this episode was provided courtesy of Edmonton Public Library.

Sound effect: the chimes were created by Newagesoup on Freesound.

Episode 103 – Small Business in YEG

On this episode, we discuss our latest Vital Topic:  Small Business and Employment in Edmonton. This report demonstrates just how significant entrepreneurship is to our local economy, and how it helps shape our community.

Our  correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Jeffry Sundquist, Anka Chan and Aga Wajda-Plytta to find out more about how small businesses are coping during the pandemic, and what inspires entrepreneurs to start a business of their own.

Links:
Check out our latest Vital Topic: Small Business and Employment in Edmonton.
Connect with the Social Enterprise Fund.
Learn more about the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.
Check out the small businesses you heard about today:
Ruth
Good Goods Co.
Taproot Edmonton

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
Environmental Operating Grants – Sept. 30
Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is Oct. 15th.
Upcoming Student Awards:
Click here to find details for all of our student awards!

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

Music for the Small Business in YEG story is Longest Year by Scott Holmes Music.

Episode 102 – Empowering Teen Parents

On this episode, we find out how Terra Centre empowers teen parents in Edmonton.

This year, Terra Centre is celebrating their 50th anniversary. Over the past 5 decades, Terra has grown to meet young parents where they’re at and connect them to the services that best fit their individual needs. Supports include mental health, access to housing, literacy programs, a youth leadership program and more.

Links:
Find out more about Terra Centre!
Check out the services they offer.
Click here to see how you can get involved.

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

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

Episode 101 – Return of the Fringe Festival

On this episode, we’re getting ready to Fringe! The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is back with Together We Fringe, a hyper-local, hybrid event featuring live and digital performances.

We find out how to join in on the fun, and what you can expect as you journey through the festival grounds!

Together We Fringe runs from August 12 – 22, 2021.

Links:
Find out more about Together We Fringe!
Check out this years Shows and Events.
See how we can all Fringe safely together.

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

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