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 53 – It Takes a Community: Aaron Paquette

It is the fourth edition of our special series: It Takes a Community, produced by Hunter and Jacquelyn Cardinal of Naheyawin. In this series, Hunter sits down to chat with prominent Edmontonians to talk about the communities and people that have helped shape them along their journeys. In this episode we hear from Aaron Paquette: artist, author, speaker and City of Edmonton Councillor for Ward 4. Aaron tells us about why you shouldn’t hide your talent in a drawer, the difference between challenges and trauma, and the magic power of words. Links: Find out more about Aaron Paquette. Follow him on Twitter. Find out more about Naheyawin. […]

Episode 52 – Someone Who Cares a Whole Awful Lot!

On this episode, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips checks out the Mercer Warehouse, and puts Gezim Hoxha on the spot for some cool trivia facts. Then, we meet Vegreville’s Own Lorax, Kevin Stewart. Kevin talks to us about photography,  how he (sort-of) won the Nobel Peace Prize, and the fund he created to help protect the aspen park lands of Vegreville. Links: Find out more about the Vegreville Creek and Wetlands Fund. Curious about land conservation? Visit Edmonton and Area Land Trust Check out our Legacy in Action story about Kevin: Vegreville’s Own Lorax. Read Animal Casualties of the Underground War (Oct. […]

Episode 51 – It Takes a Community: Linda Duncan

It is the third edition of our special series: It Takes a Community, produced by Hunter and Jacquelyn Cardinal of Naheyawin. In this series, Hunter sits down to chat with prominent Edmontonians to talk about the communities and people that have helped shape them along their journeys. In this episode we hear from Linda Duncan , the long time Member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona. Linda tells us about growing up in ravines, her call to environmental law, and how important it is to reach out and engage with your political representatives, whoever they may be. Links: Find your Member of Parliament. Be heard: You […]

Episode 50 – Resilience

In this episode, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips shares a special story about one night at the historic Alberta Hotel. And we sit down with Rachelle Venne, CEO of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. She talks about why it’s important to recognize the obstacles faced by Indigenous Women in Alberta. Links: Check out our Vital Topic reports. Learn more about the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Read the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Reclaiming Power and Place. Grant Deadlines: Al Maurer Awards – Deadline is August 31st Charmaine […]