Episode 127 – Windmill Microlending

On this episode, our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, introduces us to Windmill Microlending. This innovative charity provides micro loans to help immigrants and refugees continue their careers in Canada. Great for individuals who are making a new home here, and great for our community’s labour and economic needs!

Links:
Find out more about Windmill Microlending.
Check out their 2021 Impact Report.
Have questions? Connect with Sarah Stuewe, Associate Director of Philanthropy at Windmill Microlending: sarah@teamwindmill.org
See more about Jaiganesh (Jay) Ravindrababu – Co-owner/Physiotherapist at Turning Point Physical Therapy.

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Episode 126 – A New Standard for Long-Term Care

On this episode our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, explores long term care in Canada.

In January of 2022, the Health Standards Organization (HSO)released a draft of proposed changes to Canada’s Long-Term Care Services Guidelines. The draft opened an important discussion around senior care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

How we advocate for seniors today defines what our experience will be as we age. So, we asked Emily to find out more about how Edmontonians are feeling about the proposed changes.

Links:
See the proposed changes to the Canada’s Long-Term Care Services Guidelines.
Check out the HSO’s process to develop a new standard for long-term care.
Related news articles:
Standards group calls for sweeping post-pandemic changes to how long-term care homes operate, Karina Roman, CBC News
Canada’s new national long-term care standards released. Here’s what is different, Saba Aziz and Aya Al-Hakim, Global News

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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 125 – Scratching the Surface

On this episode, we scratch the surface of Edmonton’s history with racism: a huge topic that impacts many communities, each in unique ways. Our correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson explores this topic with Dr. Bukola Salami, Dr. Yvonne Chiu and Nneka Otogbolu.

The history of racism in Edmonton is the focus of our latest Vital Topic. It isn’t possible to tell the whole story of this history in just an episode, or a single Vital Signs report. But we want to bring attention to a few aspects of this history, with the understanding that there is still more for us to learn.  With help from our Vital Signs Advisory Committee, community members and stakeholders, we are continuing to reflect and find new ways to approach our annual Vital Signs report.

Links:
Read our Vital Topic: A look at the history of
Racism towards Indigenous & People of Colour in Edmonton.
Find out more about our wonderful guests:
Dr. Bukola Salami
Dr. Yvonne Chiu
Nneka Otogbolu

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Episode 124 – Narwhal On The Prairies

On this episode, our correspondent, Oumar Salifou, finds out about the award winning, non-profit, online magazine: The Narwhal.  The Narwhal publishes investigative journalism about Canada’s natural world.

The Narwhal first launched in 2018 and has since won several awards and grown its coverage across Canada. Most recently opening a Prairie bureau here in Edmonton.

Links:
Check out The Narwhal’s stories from the Prairies.
See more stories from The Narwhal.
Find out more about their journalism.
Hear more of Oumar Salifou’s work on  the Is This For Real? podcast.

ECF Happenings:
Watch the Well-Endowed Web Show!
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Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

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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.

Picture for this episode is courtesy of Taylor Roade at The Narwhal.