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 72 – Millennial Activism and Engagement

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson talks with Troy Pavlek, Ilya Ushakov, and Jackie Pearce to find out how Millennials in Edmonton approach civic engagement- from politics  to volunteering. This is the second of four Vital Topics that will be produced throughout the year. Our previous topic focused on Millennials and Money. Upcoming topics will look at Millennials’ behaviours around technology and the trends they are setting. Links: Read the Vital Topic: Millennial Advocacy and Engagement. Get your nerd on with the Vital Topic’s Resources. See our past Vital Signs reports. Follow our guests on Twitter: Troy Pavlek, Ilya Ushakov, and Jackie Pearce. Check out Speaking Municipally (Troy’s Podcast with Mack Male)on […]

Episode 71 – Seniors and Sexual Health

On this episode, we’re talking about senior sexual health. The topic seems taboo, but it’s a conversation we should be having. Alberta’s senior demographic has seen a rapid increase of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In 1997, people over 60 had about 1.4 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. A rate that was 5.5 times higher by 2017! Correspondent Scott Lilwall speaks with SAGE Seniors Association and the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health to find out about the rise of STIs among seniors. Listener advisory: in this episode we talk frankly about sex and sexual health. Links: See […]

Episode 70 – Rapid Response

On this episode, we learn about the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund with Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO of Edmonton Community Foundation. Links: See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work. Learn more about the fund and how to contribute. Curious about the organizations who joined us for this episode? – YMCA of Northern Alberta – Edmonton Arts Council – Meals on Wheels – Art Gallery of Alberta Grants: Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Due May 15th Young Edmonton Grants – Due May 15th Nancy Fairley Scholarship – Due May 31st Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence – […]

Episode 69 – Vulnerable Neighbours

On this episode we talk to Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Health Services, and the Boyle McCauley Health Centre to look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people who experience homelessness in Edmonton. Links: Subscribe to Text4Hope to receive daily messages of Mental Health Support. Check out the Mental Health Foundation. Find out more about Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Health Services, and the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. Find out more about AHS Addiction and Mental Health, and the services they offer. HomewardTrust has fantastic information, including this interactive snapshot of who is experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. […]