EPISODE 166 – PRIDE VS. PREJUDICE

Last year, our 10-part podcast series on the historic Vriend v. Alberta Supreme Court ruling received a nomination for a Canadian Online Publishing Award. This series has now been adapted into a feature-length documentary, Pride vs. Prejudice: The Delwin Vriend Story, written and directed by Darrin Hagen.

Pride vs. Prejudice tells the compelling story of Delwin Vriend, who was dismissed from a Christian university in Edmonton for being gay, leading him to challenge this discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court. This documentary, produced by Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Queer History Project, premieres on May 19th at the Rainbow Visions Film Festival.

In this episode, we collaborate with the Edmonton Queer History Project to bring you an enlightening conversation with Darrin Hagen, Doug Stollery, and Sheila Greckol. We delve into the themes and issues presented in the film and celebrate the legal victories that have reshaped human rights in Alberta and beyond. Join us for an inspiring and informative episode!

ECF Happenings:
Get  tickets to Pride vs. Prejudice at Rainbow Visions on May 19, 2024
Listen to our 10-part podcast series about the historic case
Tune in to EQHP’s From Here to Queer podcast

ECF Happenings:
Find out how to create an Endowment Fund of your own.
Read the latest on our blog.
See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
* 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.

EPISODE 165 – LEADING WITH PURPOSE PART 2

In this episode, we conclude  Monelle Sturko’s panel discussion that examines the vital role of women in leadership within the non-profit sector. Join Monelle, Michele Okere and Yasmin Jivraj as they delve into effective strategies for making positive change, communicating effectively with Boards and what enables women to bring unique leadership styles to the table.

About the Panelists:

Monelle Sturko is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Community Foundation. As well as the Chair of the Governance Committee and a board member of the Social Enterprise Fund. Monelle is also a litigator at the law firm of DDC Lawyers and the Past President of the Edmonton Bar Association and the Chair of the Insurance North Section for the Canadian Bar Association.

Michelle Okere is a dedicated Métis-Cree professional with more than a decade of experience leading the growth of provincial, regional, and national organizations. This includes (to name just a few) being the Founder & Principal of Okere & Associates, and co-founder of the REET Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equity and diversity in commercial real estate. She also serves as the Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee for the YWCA Edmonton, and is a Chair at PolicyWise for Children & Families.

Yasmin Jivraj is the current Chair of the Board of Governors at NAIT and a board member at Alberta Blue Cross and Alberta Foundation of the Arts. Yasmin has received several honors, including bring inducted into the Business Hall of Fame of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, Alberta’s Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal, NAIT Honorary Bachelor of Technology degree, University of Alberta Alumni award, and Fellow Member by the Canadian Information Processing Society, recognizing her significant contributions to the Information Technology industry and to the community in Canada and beyond.

ECF Happenings:
Find out how to create an Endowment Fund of your own.
Read the latest on our blog.
See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
* 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.

EPISODE 164 – LEADING WITH PURPOSE PART 1

In this episode, join us for part one of a dynamic panel discussion that delves deep into the vital role of women in leadership within the non-profit sector. Featuring a round table discussion lead by Monelle Sturko (ECF’s Board Chair), Michele Okere and Yasmin Jivraj bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the table, offering insights into the challenges, triumphs, and strategies for success in navigating the non-profit landscape.

About the Panelists:

Monelle Sturko is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Community Foundation. As well as the Chair of the Governance Committee and a board member of the Social Enterprise Fund. Monelle is also a litigator at the law firm of DDC Lawyers and the Past President of the Edmonton Bar Association and the Chair of the Insurance North Section for the Canadian Bar Association.

Michelle Okere is a dedicated Métis-Cree professional with more than a decade of experience leading the growth of provincial, regional, and national organizations. This includes (to name just a few) being the Founder & Principal of Okere & Associates, and co-founder of the REET Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equity and diversity in commercial real estate. She also serves as the Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee for the YWCA Edmonton, and is a Chair at PolicyWise for Children & Families.

Yasmin Jivraj is the current Chair of the Board of Governors at NAIT and a board member at Alberta Blue Cross and Alberta Foundation of the Arts. Yasmin has received several honors, including bring inducted into the Business Hall of Fame of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, Alberta’s Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal, NAIT Honorary Bachelor of Technology degree, University of Alberta Alumni award, and Fellow Member by the Canadian Information Processing Society, recognizing her significant contributions to the Information Technology industry and to the community in Canada and beyond.

ECF Happenings:
Find out how to create an Endowment Fund of your own.
Read the latest on our blog.
See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
* 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.

EPISODE 163 – ESTATE OF AFFAIRS

Accepting the role as an executor of an estate can be a daunting prospect. Between probate and tax considerations and beneficiaries who may, or may not get along, the process can seem overwhelming. 

 On this episode we sit down with Victoria Jones from the law firm de Villars Jones to discuss the ins and outs of estate administration.  

 Victoria has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Her practice includes Wills, Estates, Trusts, Estate Litigation and Administrative Law. 

 She is also part of the dedicated team of volunteer estate lawyers who host Edmonton Community Foundations annual Estate Administration Week (EAW). 

 EAW is a series of free presentations that help Edmonton and area residents learn the finer points of effectively administering an estate. 

 This year EAW runs April 15th through 19th in venues across the city and online. You can find more information and the full schedule on Edmonton Community Foundation’s website. 

Links:
Learn more about de Villars Jones.
Connect with Victoria. 
Register for Estate Administration Week. 

ECF Happenings:
Find out how to create an Endowment Fund of your own.
Read the latest on our blog.
See how ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.  

ECF Grants:
* 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.