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 90 – For the People of Alberta: a conversation with Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani

On this episode, we speak with the Honourable Salma Lakhani. Her honour is the 19th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and is the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history. She is also the first Lieutenant Governor who is an immigrant to Canada in Alberta’s history. We speak about her honour’s approach to the role as the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and her commitment to connecting with Albertans along this journey. Links: Find out more about the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Read the Honourable Salma Lakhani’s bio. Follow her honour on Twitter. Contact her honour through her office. Listen back to […]

Episode 89 – Anti-Black Racism and Youth Mental Health

On today’s episode, we explore how anti-black racism effects the health of Black Youth in our province. We talk with Dr. Bukola Salami. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She tells us about her research project to Promote The Mental Health of African, Black and Caribbean Youth in Alberta. And we speak with Noreen Sibanda. She is the Executive Director at the Alberta Black Therapists Network and is a registered provincial psychologist. She helps us better understand some context around mental health and the black community. A community full of diverse […]

Episode 88 – Jeff Chalifoux (Silent Walker)

On this episode, we meet Jeff Chalifoux. Jeff is an Indigenous Two Spirit father whose Cree name is Kimwewehtew (Silent Walker)*. Jeff joins us to talk about his career in social work, supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community in reducing harms associated with sexualized substance use. He shares his story of navigating substance use and correctional systems, and tells us how embracing his gender, sexuality and Indigenous heritage empowers him. Jeff is a member of the Métis Nation and an advocate for sexual and gender diverse minority communities. Currently in graduate clinical social work studies, Jeff is also a Co-Founder and former […]

Episode 87 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 6

On this episode, Julian Faid presents the final installment of Trailheads: A History of Urban Planning in Edmonton. We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series. We’ve looked at the pre-fort and post fort history Edmonton. How WWII influenced urban design decisions. How the personal vehicle has guided the way we prioritize our streets. How public transit shapes our city. And the challenges that come with designing an urban environment in an place that faces some of the longest winters in the world. In the sixth part of this special series, Julian is joined by Andrew Knack, City Councillor […]