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The Struggle for Racial Equality is Inseparable from Disability Inclusion and All Human Rights Movements

June 4, 2020

Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa once said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” It is with that prompting (and a powerful press release we received from Disability Rights Washington) that LiveWorkPlay comments on the issues of injustice, violence, and racial discrimination that are making… Continue reading The Struggle for Racial Equality is Inseparable from Disability Inclusion and All Human Rights Movements

A 25th Anniversary Celebration We’ll Never Forget: Make A Buzz Ottawa, May 7, 2020

May 10, 2020

When words just won’t do, roll video! It was an incredible night with a 90 minute 25th anniversary showcase with interviews and special video presentations, followed by a full set of live music by Dave Kalil. This was not the party we had been planning for almost a year, but we came together as a… Continue reading A 25th Anniversary Celebration We’ll Never Forget: Make A Buzz Ottawa, May 7, 2020

Make A Buzz 2020 Online Show May 7 and COVID-19 Update

April 26, 2020

(HAD ENOUGH VIRUS UPDATES? SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE A BUZZ 2020!) LIVEWORKPLAY COVID-19 UPDATE: A BRIEF NOTE LiveWorkPlay planning for what eventually became a designated pandemic started in the last week of February, and this allowed our team to respond quickly as conditions and recommendations evolved in early March. On March 13 we launched our… Continue reading Make A Buzz 2020 Online Show May 7 and COVID-19 Update

Focus On Acceptance: World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2020

  The LiveWorkPlay message follows these words from the UN Secretary General. On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at… Continue reading Focus On Acceptance: World Autism Awareness Day

World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21, 2020

It’s World Down Syndrome Day! World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March every year, is a global event which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. People with Down syndrome do not need pity and they don’t need a cure. But they do… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2020

Family Support Network for Employment Releases Final Webinar Series Episode “Mobilizing Change” (Includes Panelist Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay)

March 16, 2020

The Family Support Network for Employment, with support from the Province of Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Employment and Modernization Fund, and in partnership with the Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement (BDACI) has launched a series of short videos and full webinar. The project has gathered relevant data on employment… Continue reading Family Support Network for Employment Releases Final Webinar Series Episode “Mobilizing Change” (Includes Panelist Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay)

LiveWorkPlay Support and COVID-19 Protocols

March 16, 2020

At this time (starting immediately and until further notice) staff and volunteers (as advised by Ottawa Public Health) will not be seeing members in person, unless it is for essential reasons (for example, if we need to bring you food, medication, etc.) We have also opened a permanent Zoom room (videoconference) open 24/7 – if… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Support and COVID-19 Protocols

Good Things In Life Podcast: Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay Talks About “Just Enough Support”

February 9, 2020

If you haven’t yet discovered the Good Things In Life podcast, website, Facebook group, and network, here’s an opportunity for you to check it out with host Genia Stephen taking the time to explore the LiveWorkPlay “Just Enough Support” concept – as a philosophy, as a practice, and for its underlying values, as demonstrated through… Continue reading Good Things In Life Podcast: Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay Talks About “Just Enough Support”

Celebrating 100 Hires: Partnership Milestone with Federal Public Service Celebrated with Health Canada

January 27, 2020

A historic milestone was celebrated with Health Canada employee Heather Kidd, her co-workers, and department leaders on Friday, January 24. They gathered to recognize the 1ooth hire by federal government departments and agencies as facilitated by LiveWorkPlay employment supports. Speakers at the gathering included Keenan Wellar (Co-Leader and Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay), Mary Gusella… Continue reading Celebrating 100 Hires: Partnership Milestone with Federal Public Service Celebrated with Health Canada

Festive Family Feast, BOBs Kudos, International Volunteer Day, Giving Tuesday, Congratulations ISED, From Presence To Citizenship 2020, Season’s Greetings!

December 11, 2019

HOLIDAY FUN AT FESTIVE FAMILY FEAST DECEMBER 6 Except for Make A Buzz Ottawa in May, this is our most popular annual event, drawing 200 or more members of the LiveWorkPlay community. This year the agenda was deliberately light, but MC Ryan Nevitt capably delivered opening remarks commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities and… Continue reading Festive Family Feast, BOBs Kudos, International Volunteer Day, Giving Tuesday, Congratulations ISED, From Presence To Citizenship 2020, Season’s Greetings!

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