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 131 – Race-Based Bias and Data

On this episode, we look at how bias in data gathering can impact representation of communities. Our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with three incredible community members with experience in data research, urban planning and activism. ECF has been exploring the history of racism in this year’s Vital Signs topic. Vital Signs is a check-up to see how the community is fairing on various issues. This work is done in collaboration with Edmonton Social Planning Council and with guidance from a dedicated committee made of people with lived experience. Through this work, the Committee working on this project learned that there are still many […]

Episode 130 – Searching for Home

Note: Due to extenuating circumstances, we have had to delay the posting of this docuseries on our web show. We will be sure to update these show notes once the series is released. On this episode, our correspondent Oumar Salifou speaks with Dr. Mawien Akot, from Edmonton’s the South Sudanese community. In the fall of 2020, ECF was approached by leaders from Alberta’s South Sudanese community. At the time, more than a dozen South Sudanese Albertans had died from a range of causes exacerbated by the start of the pandemic. Families were forced to sell their homes to pay for […]

Episode 129 – Throwback: From Dusk ‘Til …A Little After Midnight.

On this episode we’re revisiting the Alberta Community Bat Program, where we get up close with these fascinating nocturnal mammals. We go to the Glory Hills Conservation Site  to learn more about bats in Alberta, why they are so important to our ecosystem and the white-nose syndrome that is putting them at risk. This story is a throw-back, originally posted back on October 17, 2019. Links: Help our local bats with the Alberta Community Bat Program. Learn more about bats with Cory Olson. Become a Citizen Scientist. Check out the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Find out more about conservation scientist Cori Lausen. Explore the Glory […]

Episode 128 – Knowmadic

On this episode, Our correspondent, Amal Mohamud, introduces us to musician and community organizer: Ahmed Ali, AKA Knowmadic. Teachers can play one of the most significant roles helping youth find their callings. For Ahmed, it was an ESL teacher who used Maya Angelou and Tupac Shakur to teach English that helped the Somali-Canadian poet, writer, actor, musician, and activist find his voice in his new country. Since then, Ahmed has become one of Edmonton’s most celebrated artists. In 2020 he was a recipient of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund . This fund is a collective project between the Edmonton Arts […]