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 36 – Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup

On this episode we put on our aprons and head into the kitchen with Jon Hall and Twyla Campbell to cook up a storm and chat about their new book Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup: The inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall. Chef Hall was a prolific community member who touched many people’s lives over the years through her work as a writer, media personality and as a cook. She passed away after living with breast cancer in 2016, and in this episode we remember Gail’s legacy through her food. Twyla Campbell has been writing about food, wine, cocktails […]

Episode 35 – Senior Women

On this episode, we speak with Nicole Smith to talk about the Sage Seniors Association, and some of the challenges that senior women in Edmonton are facing. And our own CEO, Martin Garber-Conrad joins us to talk about giving during the holiday season, and his approach to teaching one young person about philanthropy. Links: Check out our Vital Topic: Senior Women. Learn more about Sage Seniors Association. Find out how you can create an Endowment Fund at ECF. Special Shout Out for the Alberta Podcast Network, and all of the amazing contributors who share stories (real and fictional) about our province. […]

Episode 34 – Trevor Phillips

On today’s episode, Trevor Phillips joins us to share his thoughts on integration, the currency of outrage, and why it’s important to keep having conversations about race, even if you don’t always get it right. Trevor Phillips has a great deal of experience talking about race.   He is the founding chair of the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, and was previously the Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality. He is the creator of the thought provoking film:  Things We Don’t Say About Race That Are True. And, he is the author of Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain. […]

Episode 33 – The Power of “I’m Sorry”

It’s been one year since the Federal Government  delivered an apology to Canada’s LGTBQ2+ community. The apology was delivered on November 28, 2017 in a speech that acknowledged Canada’s systemic oppression and criminalization of LGTBQ2+ individuals, and offered a message of love and acceptance. On this episode, we speak with Marni Panas about her experience on the committee that helped draft the apology and what it meant to hear those words spoken. Links: Watch and read the entire apology delivered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Find out more about Marni Panas. Check out this excerpt of former Prime Minister’s Pierre […]