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Guest editorial: A tale of two cities and two residential projects

October 11, 2017

Guest editorial: A tale of two cities and two residential projects by Chris Beesley, CEO, Community Living Ontario (Originally published in the October 6, 2017 edition of Community Living Ontario Update Friday) Editor’s note: this article accurately summarizes concerns that LiveWorkPlay shares about large-scale housing projects targeted to people with intellectual disabilities. In the face… Continue reading Guest editorial: A tale of two cities and two residential projects

Happy Canada Day 150!

June 30, 2017

Canada Day and the Canada 150 celebrations mark the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, the political activities that established our country. We recognize that the Indigenous Peoples of these lands have a history dating back some 15000 years, and that their full inclusion in Canadian society remains a challenge even in 2017. As we celebrate Canada’s… Continue reading Happy Canada Day 150!

LiveWorkPlay: Summertime News!

June 9, 2017

SUMMER IS OUR BUSY SEASON! While it might be a regular pattern for some government, private, and non-profit organizations to slow down during the summer season, it’s arguably the busiest time of year at LiveWorkPlay! Here’s some of what is happening: we’ve hired four summer students who are completing training and will be helping with employment,… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay: Summertime News!

The LiveWorkPlay News: Make A Buzz May 11!

April 10, 2017

LEAD STORY: MAKE A BUZZ OTTAWA CELEBRATES CANADA 150 ON MAY 11 It’s one of Ottawa’s best-attended and most-enjoyed community celebrations! Make A Buzz Ottawa brings together an enthusiastic and diverse crowd of more than 300 to recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to a welcoming and inclusive community. We are pleased to have Sandy… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News: Make A Buzz May 11!

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2017

April 3, 2017

2017 Theme: “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination” The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to independence of person and to individual autonomy (article 3). Moreover, the CRPD highlights the right of persons with disabilities to “legal capacity on an equal basis with others and in all… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2017

The Empowering Ability Podcast: Keenan Wellar Interview With Host Eric Goll

March 22, 2017

Eric Goll met Keenan Wellar and Julie Kingstone at the Presence to Citizenship Learning Exchange in Toronto in February 2017. Eric was in the process of launching his Empowering Ability podcast and invited Keenan to join him in recording his first episode with a guest. In this podcast Keenan shares the journey of LiveWorkPlay from it’s… Continue reading The Empowering Ability Podcast: Keenan Wellar Interview With Host Eric Goll

World Down Syndrome Day 2017

March 21, 2017

Persons with disabilities, including those with Down syndrome, are more than persons in need of assistance; they are agents of change who can drive progress across society – and their voices must be heard. ~ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on 21 March every year, is a global awareness day… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2017

LiveWorkPlay Co-Leader Keenan Wellar Canada 150 Profile in The Philanthropist

March 9, 2017

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer as leaders in the social sector. Keenan Wellar is honoured to be featured in the first group of 15 profiles. You can see all those recognized here and view… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Co-Leader Keenan Wellar Canada 150 Profile in The Philanthropist

Young citizen (Ella) questions PM Trudeau about Disability and Immigration

January 14, 2017

The exchange captured in the video above took place at the Kingston, Ontario “town hall” event with Prime Minister Trudeau on January 12. It happens that Ella’s mom (Erin Sheldon) is a friend of LiveWorkPlay and along with her husband Rob Hickey, are important and effective advocates for more inclusive schools and communities. This includes… Continue reading Young citizen (Ella) questions PM Trudeau about Disability and Immigration

Canadian Down Syndrome Week: See The Ability, Get The Facts!

November 3, 2016

It’s Canadian Down Syndrome Week (November 1-7) and we are happy to let individuals with Down syndrome do the talking. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has assembled a fantastic video series where people with Down syndrome answer the most common questions from Google searches! What a brilliant way to dispel myths and stereotypes and celebrate… Continue reading Canadian Down Syndrome Week: See The Ability, Get The Facts!

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