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 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 […]

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! Read the latest on our blog. […]

Episode 123 – Anna Maria Tremonti

On this episode, we speak with celebrated journalist, Anna Maria Tremonti. Anna Maria hosted CBC’s The Current for 17 years and in that time brought us compelling interviews and important stories about politics, societal changes and the personal journeys of individuals. Anna Maria is also a seasoned foreign correspondent and war correspondent, having spent nearly 10 years covering international affairs. She is the holder of two Gemini Awards, and she is now wielding the medium of podcasts to explore new ways of telling stories and sharing ideas. Anna Maria shares with us her approach to change, learnings from her incredible […]

Episode 122 – Jessica Vandenberghe

On this episode, we meet Jessica Vandenberghe, the Assistant Dean of Engineering and P. Eng at the University of Alberta, and a survivor of the 60s scoop. Speaking very broadly, the 60s Scoop refers to a period in Canada’s history where mass numbers of Indigenous children were taken from their homes and families and placed in the child welfare system. Jessica is born from the Dene Tha First Nation and was raised in an inclusive German family in northern Alberta. Jessica will be presenting her talk “Walking in a Good Way” at the TED X U Alberta Conference on May […]