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Keenan Wellar Interview on 580 CFRA Discussing Community Living Ontario #5toSurvive Campaign

February 4, 2024

Listen to the original CFRA 580 audio-only here (share feature available) interview with Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader and Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay with CFRA Live host Andrew Pinsent, or listen and view the captioned version below. You can also read a transcript below. You can also read the Community Living Ontario presentation to the Minister… Continue reading Keenan Wellar Interview on 580 CFRA Discussing Community Living Ontario #5toSurvive Campaign

LiveWorkPlay and the 50-30 Challenge: Part 1 of 3

January 17, 2024

The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses, and diversity organizations. At the time of publishing this post, there were 2,378 participating organizations, and more are signing up every day! LiveWorkPlay is proud to be just one of the members of that growing list. The goal is to… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay and the 50-30 Challenge: Part 1 of 3

#5toSurvive Campaign Championed on CTV Ottawa by Tina Williams, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

December 20, 2023

We are “good news” people here at LiveWorkPlay. We focus on showcasing progress and positive developments to support inclusion and social change. But it is a reality that like all organizations delivering supports and services, we need sufficient resources to do our work. And the objective data explains why this is becoming increasingly difficult. Some… Continue reading #5toSurvive Campaign Championed on CTV Ottawa by Tina Williams, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023: Exclusion Hurts but Love Wins!

December 3, 2023

Each year, December 3rd marks the celebration of International Day of Persons With Disabilities. The United Nations tells us that this day “aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities” and “seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023: Exclusion Hurts but Love Wins!

LiveWorkPlay Hosts Dynamic Panel, Champions Inclusive Employment at Disability and Work in Canada 2023

November 29, 2023

What a wonderful turnout for our panel session on the first day (November 29) of Disability and Work in Canada Conference 2023! Our old friends Nadine Ghadie, Dan Carleton, and Jessica Laniel from Department of Finance Canada and our new friends Amond McKenna and Angela Black from Government of New Brunswick joined Mary Gusella, Anna… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Hosts Dynamic Panel, Champions Inclusive Employment at Disability and Work in Canada 2023

LiveWorkPlay member Jennifer Harris elected to Council of Community Living Ontario

October 1, 2021

Congratulations to LiveWorkPlay member Jennifer Harris who has been declared elected to the Council of Community Living Ontario as announced on the final day of the annual conference. There were 15 excellent candidates with only 6 vacancies. You can listen/watch Jennifer’s speech which we have shared here. The Council of Community Living Ontario consists of… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay member Jennifer Harris elected to Council of Community Living Ontario

Jennifer Harris interview “Let’s Chat with Derick Fage” on Rogers TV: insight into an amazing life in 30 minutes! “I want to effect change”

April 22, 2021

Jennifer Harris has been a member of LiveWorkPlay since 1998! In this wide-ranging interview based on her recently published autobiography, LiveWorkPlay is mentioned but this is a much bigger and much more important story – including how host Derick Fage and Jennifer found each other and bonded over the challenges of incontinence. Jennifer’s story is… Continue reading Jennifer Harris interview “Let’s Chat with Derick Fage” on Rogers TV: insight into an amazing life in 30 minutes! “I want to effect change”

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