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Episode 98 – The Shane Scott Pride Fund

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson introduces us to Shane Scott. Shane has created an endowment fund at Edmonton Community Foundation to support LGBTQ2S+ students as they pursue post-secondary education. Join us as we learn the story behind Shane’s fund, how it will help strengthen the community and why this support is needed. Links: Check out the Shane Scott Pride Fund! Follow Shane on Facebook and Instagram. Curious about some of the stats you heard? Take a look at these resources: – Forum Research Poll: Student Debt 2018 – Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity report on  Addressing the […]

Episode 97 – Alberta Emerald Foundation Celebrates 30 years!

On this episode, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Emerald Awards! Every year, the Alberta Emerald Foundation recognizes outstanding organizations, community groups and individuals for their environmental achievements. Over the last 30 years, they have recognized almost 400 recipients and celebrated almost 900 finalists through the Emerald Awards. Links: Find out more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation. See all the winners from this year’s Emerald Awards and watch the ceremony. Check out the finalists from the Emerald Award Business category: – YYC Growers and Distributers – Future Ancestors Services Inc. – Integrated Sustainability  Hear more good news stories from […]

Episode 96 – Gaps in the Social Safety Net

On this episode we visit our latest Vital Topic: Gaps in our Social Safety Net.  This report looks at how programs designed to help vulnerable populations have been trimmed or reworked by various governments. The result is a complicated system of services that can be nearly impossible for those in need to access or maintain. Our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Erick Ambtman, Nadine Chalifoux and Karen Bruno to learn more about what it means to navigate assistance and programing when you are struggling to make ends meet. Links: Read the Vital Topic: Gaps in the Social Safety Net and check […]

Episode 95 – River Valley Alliance

On this episode, we meet Kristine Archibald, Executive Director of the River Valley Alliance (RVA). She tells us about how RVA  connects people to and through the River Valley. The River Valley is the largest metropolitan river valley park system in the world. Right now, you can traverse over 70 kilometers of connected trails right beside the river. There are two foot bridges to take you across the river, and 8 boat docks to get you onto the river. Links: Trek The Trails with River Valley Alliance (RVA). You can find Trail Maps here. Brush up on your Trail Etiquette. […]