The Well Endowed Podcast
Episode 155 – Entangled
On this episode, we meet Eric Rice, Eric recently created the Edmonton Affordable Housing Maintenance Fund here at ECF, to support people experiencing housing or income insecurity. Eric has been involved in housing and homelessness in various ways over the years. It is a complex and overwhelming issue, and the people experiencing houselessness are often met with stigmatization and judgement. With an issue this big, it’s hard to know how we as individuals can make a difference. That’s one reason Eric began his fund, and why he continues to be active with organizations that are working to end homelessness. Eric’s […]
Episode 154 – Innovative Agriculture
On this episode, freelance producer Emily Rendell-Watson explores new innovations in local agriculture that could impact the future of food security in Edmonton. Food security is the topic for our 2023 Vital Signs report. Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) and Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) have partnered to create this report, and we’ve learned a lot about food in our city. In our previous episodes, we’ve talked about food security over the past 10 years and where we are today. We also looked at how food is more than just basic survival – it brings communities together so we can thrive. Today, we look at how innovations […]
Episode 153 – Investing in the Arts
On this episode, we learn about how the Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) matches endowment donations to create a sustainable funding source for arts organizations like Edmonton Opera and Ukrainian Shumka Dancers + Shumka School of Dance. CCIF is a program created by the Government of Canada. Their Endowment Incentives component provides matching funds to endowments that support professional performing arts organizations. ECF became a partner in this component in 2001. Since then, we’ve partnered with 21 local arts organizations to grow or start endowment funds that are held here at ECF. These participating organizations raise or contribute donations toward their […]
Episode 152 – Food Sustains Thriving Communities
On this episode, freelance producer Emily Rendell-Watson, explores the nuances around accessing food and why our goal should be to help people thrive, not just survive. Food security is the topic for our 2023 Vital Signs report. Earlier in August, in our Hunger Happens Here episode, we talked about Edmonton’s food security landscape over the past 10 years. We also looked at some of the day-to-day factors that play into how people can access food. Like cost-of-living increases, affordable housing, and whether culturally appropriate food is available. In that episode our guest, Julia Tran, invited us to think about food […]
Episode 151 – When the Time Comes
Death eventually comes for all of us. We don’t have a choice in this matter, but we do have a lot of choice when it comes to what happens after we pass. On this episode, Our producer, Lisa Pruden, sits down with Victoria Jones to discuss some wishes that people have for themselves and their pets when they die – and let’s just say some of these get pretty creative and may, or may not involve a homemade cannon. Victoria is a lawyer at De Villars Jones LLP, with a focus on wills and estates. She is one of the wonderful […]
Episode 150 – Bent Arrow
On this episode, our correspondent, Aubrianna Snow, takes us to Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. Bent Arrow was established in 1994 to support Indigenous children, youth and families. Their mission is to empower Indigenous people to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. And to see them walk proudly in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Executive Director, Cheryl Whiskeyjack, tells us about the importance of ceremony and access to culture. And talks about some of the nuances of reconciliation in Edmonton. Links: Visit Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. Discover how you can connect with Indigenous culture and ceremony. Read Bill C-92: […]
great guests and topics, highlighting so many things I did not know about Edmonton!
Just listened to the latest episode on Black mental health within Edmonton. Thank you so much for having Bukola Salami and Noreen Sibanda on to speak about this important issue 🙌🏾!!
Very awesome podcast