Welcome to the home of The Well-Endowed Podcast.

The Well-Endowed Podcast is a production of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve been touched by the work facilitated by the support ECF provides to the city’s shakers, movers and doers. As a bridge between donors and charitable causes, ECF helps donors create endowment funds that will continue giving for generations. With that kind of support, those movers and doers can do a lot!

On the Well Endowed Podcast, you will hear stories about donors, and what inspires their generosity. And you will hear about the people who use our support to build and sustain social initiatives, empower youth, strengthen arts and culture, and so much more.

Edmonton is full of passionate people dedicated to building a vibrant community. The Well Endowed Podcast explores the impact that these municipal champions are having on our city.

Episode 15 – PANDAmonium!

On this month’s show, we head to Fort McMurray to hear how the effects of the 2016 wildfire continue to impact the community. We tour the new building at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association. And, we learn about the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda breeding program. Links Find out more about FuseSocial and the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation. Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo to get your Red Panda fix. Fall in love with horses at the WhitemudEquine Learning Centre Association (WELCA). See how the Social Enterprise Fund invests money for social good! Make the most of Year End Giving! Register […]

Episode 14 – Balaad. What is a homeland?

On this month’s episode, we take a hard look at what it means to be Canadian  within our borders and beyond  with Omar Mouallem. Conor Kerr connects us to Canada’s Indigenous history with the Blanket Exercise. And, we find out how to make Edmonton a more welcoming place with Erick Ambtman and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers . Links: Get your free copy of the High Level Lit Anthology! Created in collaboration with LitFest and Eighteen Bridges. Follow Omar Mouallem. Check out the Blanket Exercise, and find out how  First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education can facilitate it for your team. […]

Episode 13 – George Takei

This month, we speak with the one and only George Takei! George Takei talks to us about his memories of life in a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII, becoming an activist, coming out in Hollywood, and answers some caller questions, too! Mr. Takei will be presenting his talk, “80 Years of Wisdom”, at the Shaw Conference Centre, Wednesday, November 29th.  This talk is part of the Forward Thinking Speaker Series, presented by Edmonton Public Library and Edmonton Community Foundation. Buy your tickets, here! And, you can enter our contest to win 2 VIP tickets by sharing a link to this […]

Episode 12 – Queer-History Tour with Darrin Hagen

On this month’s episode, we go cruising with Darrin Hagen as he guides us through a queer-history tour of Edmonton. Listener Advisory: we will be referencing sex and sexuality in this episode. Find out more about the wonderful Darrin Hagen: Portraits 150: Darrin Hagen Darrin is in the Canadian Encyclopedia! Check out Darrin’s Theater Group: Guys in Disguise. Find out more about queer history in Edmonton: Edmonton Queer History Project Let’s Find Out Podcast – A Rather Queer Roadtrip Grants: Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is October 15th. The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is […]