Episode 136 – We Are All Here

On this episode, our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Lloyd Cardinal: Co-Chair of EndPovertyEdmonton’s Indigenous Circle and this year’s Vital Signs Advisory Committee.

Edmonton’s Vital Signs is an annual check-up that measures how the community is doing. This year’s report delves into topics including the history of racism in Edmonton and the ways that systemic racism affects housing, safety, health, education, civic engagement, and more.

Although the report is rich with data, it also reveals that the unique experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour are often not considered in research studies. For instance, the report identifies that there is a lack of race-based data within the 2SLGBTQ+ population, which makes the challenges they face invisible.

Emily sat down with Lloyd to hear about his experience on the committee. And to understand his perspective of what this data, or lack of data, can look like in everyday life.

Links:
See the full 2022 Vital Signs report!
And you can find all of the sources or the report here: Vital Signs Report 2022 Sources – Edmonton Community Foundation (ecfoundation.org)
Listen to our other episodes related to this year’s report:
Episdoe 125 – Scratching The Surface
Episode 131 – Race-Based Bias and Data

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See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
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The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

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Episode 135 – More Than Shelter

On this episode, our correspondent, Danielle Paradis, speaks with EndPovertyEdmonton about why affordable and social housing are an important investment for our city. 

November is Edmonton’s Housing Month, a good time to reflect on housing needs and the work being done locally.  According to Homeward Trust, as of November 2022 there are 2,656 people experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. 47% identify as indigenous. 46% Identify as female. And 19% identify as youth.  

But the issue of housing extends beyond being houseless. There are individuals and families whose accommodations aren’t suitable, or whose cost is more than 30% of their gross income.

It is a huge issue with many intersecting communities. The good news is there are many people who are working to help end homelessness. ECF has had the privilege of providing funding to several organization working on this issue.  

Links:
Find out more about EndPovertyEdmonton!
Learn about Edmonton’s Housing First initiative.
See the full Edmonton City Council session you heard from in this episode: September 27, 2022 – Community and Public Services Committee continuation – YouTube
Check out these other organizations that help with housing and homelessness:
Edmonton Community Development Corporation
Bent Arrow
Jasper Place Wellness Centre
Boyle Street Community Services
Bissell Centre
Niginan Housing Ventures
Operation Friendship Seniors Society
Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton
WINGS of Providence
YWCA Edmonton

ECF Happenings:
Watch the Well-Endowed Web Show!
Read the latest on our blog.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
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Upcoming Student Awards:
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The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Image for this episode was supplied by Danielle Paradis.

Episode 134 – Rise

On this episode, we meet Hayat El-Ossmani and Nunu Desalgne — two incredible community leaders here in Edmonton.

Nunu and Hayat were recognized for their community work at the 2022 RISE Awards. The RISE Awards are presented by Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers to recognize immigrant success in Edmonton. Hayat and Nunu received The Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Edmonton Community Foundation. This award recognizes newcomers who demonstrate a commitment to community engagement, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Since 2003, The RISE Awards have celebrated newcomers who have built strong communities through social, cultural and economic development.

Links:
Find out more about the RISE Awards.
Meet more recipients.
Lear more about the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

ECF Happenings:
Watch the Well-Endowed Web Show!
Read the latest on our blog.
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:
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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.

Image for this episode was supplied by Edmonton Community Foundation.

 

Episode 133 – Parallels

On this episode, we speak with artist Carol Wylie about her exhibition They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.

It is an evocative series of portraiture which invites us to consider the parallels between the Holocaust and residential schools, by introducing us to 18 survivors.

Understanding the intergenerational trauma experienced by both the Indigenous and Jewish communities, this series is an important way to acknowledge first-hand accounts of survival, and of building a life, family and community after.

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton has collaborated with Jewish Family Services, and the Indigenous Services team at Edmonton Public Library to bring this exhibition to Edmonton. As part of that, Edmonton Community Foundation was able to provide a small grant to help support a series of Art Therapy Workshops to help people engage with the portraits.

The exhibition is showing at Edmonton Public Library’s Stanley A Milner location until November 25th, and is free to attend.

Register for the November Art Therapy Workshops:
November 3rd, from 1 – 3 pm.
November 20th, from 1 – 3 pm.
Both workshops take place at the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Links:
Find out more about the exhibition: They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.
Learn more about the Jewish Federation of Edmonton and Jewish Family Services.
Gather with Edmonton Public Library through their program: Mâmawô ayâwin.
Keep your eye on https://www.jewishedmonton.org/ to see the recorded talk with Carol Wylie and Terri Cardinal.

ECF Happenings:
Watch the Well-Endowed Web Show!
Read the latest on our blog.
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:
Youth VOICE – Applications due October 31, 2022
* Click here to see all ECF Grants.

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.

Image for this episode was supplied by Carol Wylie, featuring a sample of portraits from her exhibition: They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.