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!
Celebrating Paul Knoll in Retirement: 21 Years at CMHC
August 31, 2016
It’s been a month since LiveWorkPlay member Paul Knoll retired after a career at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation that lasted more than two decades. Paul was hired as part of a federal government initiative in the early 1990s. Wouldn’t it be great to have another hiring initiative so that 20 years from now many… Continue reading Celebrating Paul Knoll in Retirement: 21 Years at CMHC
Summer Buzz At LiveWorkPlay
August 18, 2016
It’s been a long hot summer supporting our members to enjoy all the recreation and social opportunities of the season, and we’ve also developed some amazing outcomes in summer employment. We realize that no one wants to read a long newsletter in the middle of August so please visit our Facebook page for additional photos and… Continue reading Summer Buzz At LiveWorkPlay
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
Technology: Advancing Capability!
February 24, 2016
Professor Ann-Louise Davidson of Concordia University has published a paper in the journal of Social Inclusion “A Collaborative Action Research about Making Self-Advocacy Videos with People with Intellectual Disabilities.” In a February 23 article, Davidson talks about her research in the Concordia University News. The original project involved eight LiveWorkPlay members. Using iPads, participants wrote and directed… Continue reading Technology: Advancing Capability!
Siblings Helen and Paul Share Lessons Learned and Raise Concerns About Key Support Issues
February 2, 2016
Paul Knoll has just returned from a trip to Turks and Caicos supported by LiveWorkPlay. Coming just a few days short of the anniversary of his mother’s death last year, Paul was unsure about coming on the trip, but his sister Helen Ries encouraged Paul, and you can see from the photos that he had… Continue reading Siblings Helen and Paul Share Lessons Learned and Raise Concerns About Key Support Issues
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: Inclusion Matters!
December 3, 2015
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. There could not be any closer alignment between the LiveWorkPlay mission, vision, values, and theory of change and this year’s IDPD theme, which… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: Inclusion Matters!
A Social Change Touchdown on Grey Cup Day!
November 29, 2015
As many of us are busy preparing to enjoy the Grey Cup championship featuring the Ottawa RedBlacks taking on the Edmonton Eskimos in Winnipeg, whatever the outcome of the game, at LiveWorkPlay we’ll also remember this day as one that is important in the evolution towards person-centred, assets-based, and community-focused supports and services for people… Continue reading A Social Change Touchdown on Grey Cup Day!