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LiveWorkPlay Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Festive Family Gathering: Community Builder Award!


It is normally our most popular family dinner gathering of the year, but of course we had to adapt and go online for the 2020 version of the LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Gathering. The evening was filled with holiday cheer, including singalongs and lots of laughs. We also commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities with speeches by member David Young and volunteer Mary Gusella.

Mary was surprised immediately after her speech with the presentation of a United Way East Ontario Community Builder Award! Mary has a very long and remarkable resume that features notable leadership roles in ta 36 year career with the federal public service, as well as volunteer service to nonprofit organizations – and in recent years, a huge investment to helping build the LiveWorkPlay Federal Employment Strategy Group, supporting more than 100 hires of people with intellectual disabilities. Please enjoy a few segments of the Festive Family Gathering with the videos below!