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 92 – Exploring Wahkohtowin

On today’s episode, we sit down with our friends at Edmonton Shift Lab to hear about one of their latest projects aimed at shifting perspectives to eliminate racism. It’s a new board game called: Exploring Wahkohtowin. Wakhotowin is a Cree word that expresses the interconnected relationships we experience with the people and environment around us. Wahkohtowin expresses something that is constantly in motion and evolving. It’s about how we choose to treat each other, how we interact with where we live, even how we impact our environment, and our environment has a strong impact on us. It’s a complex idea […]

Episode 91 – Same Storm, Different Boats: Reflecting on COVID-19 in Edmonton

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson introduces us to three Edmontonians to explore how COVID-19 has impacted each of us differently. We’ll meet Marco Luciano, Director of Migrante Alberta, Métis singer and songwriter Brandon Baker, and Tobi Obatusin, President of the Black Pharmacy Students’ Association. We’ll hear about how their communities and families have navigated this past year. Links: Read our Vital Topic: COVID-19 in Edmonton, and see our sources. See all our of our past Vital Signs reports. Find out more about Marco Luciano’s work with Migrante Alberta. Check out Brandon Baker and his music Electric Religious. Follow Tobi […]

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 […]