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 84 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 4

In part 4 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history, present and future of Public Transit in Edmonton. In the first half of the episode we’ll hear from Dr. Emily Grise, an assistant professor at University of Alberta and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Grise will shine some light on public transit through the lens of the economy, and how good public transit is key to building a “world Class” city. In the second half of the episode, Julian is joined by Danika McConnell and Carter Gorzitza from Free Transit Edmonton. Danika and Carter will shift the […]

Episode 83 – Santas Anonymous

On this episode, Jocelyne Roberts tells us about how the amazing volunteers at 630 Ched Santas Anonymous helped her feel valued when she was younger. And we talk with Janine Foote, Marketing Communication’s Manager at Santas Anonymous about what it takes to deliver thousands of toys to children in low income homes each year. Links: Find out more about 630 Ched Santas Anonymous. See where you can donate toys. Or, if things are tight this year, reach out to them for assistance. Check out their volunteers opportunities. Read about their endowment fund. ECF Happenings: See our Rapid Response Fund in […]

Episode 82 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 3

In part 3 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history and impact of car culture on Edmonton. In the first half of the episode Julian is joined by Ashley Salvador, a city planner and president and founder of Canada Backyard Housing Association. Ashley walks us through the automobile’s contentious rise to prevalence through the 1920s, the automobile industry’s campaign to crown the car as king of the road, and whether the industry’s promise that cars provide drivers freedom actually holds up. Then we’re joined by Julie Kusiek, president of the Queen Alexandra Community League. Julie was at the forefront of […]

Episode 81 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 2

In part 2 of Trailheads, Julian Faid is joined by two special guests to guide us on the next leg of our journey through the history of urban planning in Edmonton. Former Historian Laureate, Shirley Lowe will walk us through the colonial land-grab during the fur trade. How the soon-to-be city was first subdivided along the North Saskatchewan River. How the delay of a national rail line led to the first real-estate bust in the area. How the train finally came to Edmonton and how an influx of American nationals during the World Wars left lasting impact on how Edmonton […]