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Neurodiversity: Valuing Others Is At The Heart Of Welcoming Communities

June 11, 2018

15-minute presentation by Keenan Wellar of LiveWorkPlay on the occasion of the Brain Bonanza, June 9, 2018, a series of talks organized by the Ontario Brain Institute as part of the “Brain: The Inside Story” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Keenan weaves his 30-year personal and professional neurodiversity journey into an engaging narrative… Continue reading Neurodiversity: Valuing Others Is At The Heart Of Welcoming Communities

Springing Ahead To A Busy LiveWorkPlay Summer

June 7, 2016

LIVEWORKPLAY AMONG SIX PROVINCIAL PROJECT LEADS LiveWorkPlay board chair Cathy Velazquez was on hand in Aurora on May 26 for the announcement of the latest (second) round of projects funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services Housing Task Force. Full details are available through the Community Living Ontario Update Friday. LiveWorkPlay will be the… Continue reading Springing Ahead To A Busy LiveWorkPlay Summer

Developing a Canadians with Disabilities Act: Consult the Proven Voices of Inclusion

March 23, 2016

On March 22, Kelsey McDaniel and I were honoured to represent LiveWorkPlay and to be included in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Parliament Hill. Co-hosted by Senator Munson and Senator Enverga, this was the inaugural occasion of what is destined to become an annual event (all going well, they’ll be able to host it… Continue reading Developing a Canadians with Disabilities Act: Consult the Proven Voices of Inclusion

World Down Syndrome Day 2016

March 21, 2016

World Down Syndrome Day 2016 may be remembered for the controversy generated by awareness campaigns that have sparked animated discussion over the manner in which people with Down syndrome are portrayed in society, and how best to go about supporting communities to welcome, value, and include individuals with Down syndrome. At LiveWorkPlay we know that… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2016

“No new admissions to sheltered workshops” in Ontario

November 16, 2015

This is a historic day for Ontario and we look forward to working with the Government of Ontario and our community partners to be a part of the solution. The excerpt below is from the Toronto Star, November 11, 2016. Ontario is moving to stop new admissions to the provincially funded sheltered workshops where people… Continue reading “No new admissions to sheltered workshops” in Ontario

Catherine Frazee Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

December 29, 2014

Catherine Frazee has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities, and as an advocate for social justice. Her brief biography at Ryerson University includes this description: In three words, I’m a writer, an educator and an activist.  These three identities come together for me… Continue reading Catherine Frazee Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Reflections On The Year That Was: 2014

December 19, 2014

REFLECTING ON 2014 The LiveWorkPlay year runs July to June, so we don’t tend to reflect on the calendar year, but as 2015 is the year of our twentieth anniversary (celebration on June 5) it’s perhaps an appropriate moment to take a quick look back! It’s a topic that tends to get a lot of attention,… Continue reading Reflections On The Year That Was: 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014 Celebrates Community with Caring Canadian Award Ceremony

September 23, 2014

The 19th Annual General Meeting of LiveWorkPlay was a memorable evening. Attendance of more than 150 members and other supporters were on hand to enjoy a delicious meal and some special ceremonies before and after the conducting of the important annual business of the corporation. The celebrations began with a very special guest, Her Excellency… Continue reading Annual General Meeting 2014 Celebrates Community with Caring Canadian Award Ceremony

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