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INVITATION! Join the conversation on developmental services in Ottawa!

November 17, 2020

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR OTTAWA AREA NETWORKS On behalf of ODSN/RSDIO, as a member organization of the network, LiveWorkPlay invites family members of people with developmental disabilities to join a month long on-line conversation from November 17 to December 17, 2020 to talk about how to improve and plan future local developmental services and strengthen… Continue reading INVITATION! Join the conversation on developmental services in Ottawa!

Modernizing The Ontario Medical System: It’s Time For Accurate Information About Down Syndrome

November 2, 2020

For Canadian Down Syndrome Week 2020, we encourage all Canadians and in particular the citizens of Ontario to take notice of the introduction of Bill 225 in the Ontario Legislature on November 2. The proposed Harvey and Gurvir’s Law (Provision of Information Respecting Down Syndrome) would right a longstanding wrong, which is inconsistent, non-existent, or… Continue reading Modernizing The Ontario Medical System: It’s Time For Accurate Information About Down Syndrome

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

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”

Thank You for An Amazing 2018

December 12, 2018

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (+) It might be a one day commemoration (December 3) but International Day of Persons with Disabilities launched a full five days of advocacy and celebration for LiveWorkPlay members, staff, volunteers, and partners. The extra activity included the National Conference on Disability and Employment (December 4-5),  International Volunteer Day (December 6), a Developmental Services… Continue reading Thank You for An Amazing 2018

“Know that I plan to continue teaching, consulting, and speaking publicly about the importance of full and inclusive community, social capital, and cultural change”

July 21, 2018

We didn’t want to let this pass without immediate comment – Al Condeluci has announced his retirement as CEO of CLASS, and as he always does, even his retirement announcement is embedded with overt messaging about the importance of relationships and the path to a better and more inclusive world that comes from social capital… Continue reading “Know that I plan to continue teaching, consulting, and speaking publicly about the importance of full and inclusive community, social capital, and cultural change”

LiveWorkPlay Welcomes Delegation from Republic of Korea!

May 25, 2018

On Wednesday, May 24, LiveWorkPlay was honoured by a visit from a delegation of social services professionals from Gyeonggi Province, near Seoul, South Korea. Gyeonggi is home to one of the most vibrant and modern urban economies in the world, with well-known corporations from Samsung and LG to Kia and Hyundai, and to top it… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Welcomes Delegation from Republic of Korea!

CBC Ottawa News, May 22, 2018: Minimum Wage For All?

May 22, 2018

LiveWorkPlay’s mission, vision, and values statements (adopted 2011) include the following: “With respect to paid work at minimum wage or better, short-term unpaid work, and volunteer positions, people with intellectual disabilities have the right to the removal of barriers preventing them from experiencing the community on an equal basis with other citizens.” With this in… Continue reading CBC Ottawa News, May 22, 2018: Minimum Wage For All?

A New Long-Term Perspective on Developmental Services Sustainability?

December 22, 2017

  There have been no funding increases for Developmental Services agencies in more than 9 years. This is perhaps a secret that had been kept for far too long, and has served to increase tensions and misunderstandings in the Developmental Services sector. Since 2006 when the Transformation of Developmental Services got underway, all at once… Continue reading A New Long-Term Perspective on Developmental Services Sustainability?

LiveWorkPlay Joins National Cash Mob, Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

This observance has always been a favoured opportunity for LiveWorkPlay to celebrate progress towards a more inclusive local, provincial, national, and international community. In fact, all of our guiding statements – mission, vision, and values – were derived from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This year we turned International Day of Persons… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Joins National Cash Mob, Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2017

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