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
LiveWorkPlay Fall Season News 2018: Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month, Launching “Just Enough Support”
October 16, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL: CELEBRATING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) also celebrated as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in provincial and local jurisdictions. At LiveWorkPlay we typically focus our employment celebrations on December 3rd (International Day of Persons with Disabilities) and our Make A Buzz Ottawa event (see above) but the timing… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Fall Season News 2018: Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month, Launching “Just Enough Support”
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
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!
Phil’s Story: High Expectations!
September 24, 2016
United Way Ottawa has just released a video and accompanying story about LiveWorkPlay member Phil Landreville, featuring interviews with his mother Lynn and stepfather Rodd. The story is beautifully and honestly told. When first introduced to LiveWorkPlay, the circumstances were not ideal. There had been many issues and challenges with Phil’s living situation and relationships… Continue reading Phil’s Story: High Expectations!
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
Celebrating Super September at LiveWorkPlay
September 29, 2015
20TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NEWS Wrapping up Super September at LiveWorkPlay was the 20th Annual General Meeting and Welcome Back Family Feast. Attendance of 140 set a new all-time record! The evening included the required corporate business of the night (as afederal non-profit corporation and registered charitable organization the AGM is critical to remaining in good standing)… Continue reading Celebrating Super September at LiveWorkPlay
The LiveWorkPlay News – May 28, 2015: The Next 20 Years Begins!
May 28, 2015
THE NEXT 20 YEARS BEGINS! We have yet to celebrate our 1995-2015 history at Engines of Success on June 4 (see story below) but LiveWorkPlay is already making moves – in more ways than one – to ensure a successful future. Effective June 1, our headquarters is now located in the Pebb Building at… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News – May 28, 2015: The Next 20 Years Begins!
New Ottawa Affordable Housing Development: A Lesson In Inclusion By Design At The Longfields Site
January 19, 2015
Julie Kingstone and Keenan Wellar had the privilege of representing LiveWorkPlay and attending a special January 18 gathering to celebrate the launch of a new and highly significant affordable housing community in Ottawa. LiveWorkPlay will be helping include individuals with intellectual disabilities when the project in the Longfields area of Barrhaven is completed in 2017. Following… Continue reading New Ottawa Affordable Housing Development: A Lesson In Inclusion By Design At The Longfields Site