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BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! LiveWorkPlay Community Shows Leadership, Nearing 100% Fully Vaccinated!

July 13, 2021

BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! This week the LiveWorkPlay staff team is 100% fully vaccinated (two doses) and 90% of people with intellectual disabilities that we support in their home and community life are fully vaccinated! (It is not 100% for people we support for various reasons, but the relentless pursuit of appointments is not the reason).… Continue reading BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! LiveWorkPlay Community Shows Leadership, Nearing 100% Fully Vaccinated!

Pandemic Silver Linings: Rediscovering & Reinvigorating Our Passion For The Environment & Helping Others

June 17, 2021

It would be ridiculously obvious to point out that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a tremendous sense of loss through lack of contact with others, but if we take a bit of a deeper dive, many people also miss the way it makes them feel about themselves when they are able to contribute to… Continue reading Pandemic Silver Linings: Rediscovering & Reinvigorating Our Passion For The Environment & Helping Others

Celebrating Social Work Week (March 1-7) and Social Work Month 2021

March 2, 2021

Did you know know that about 33% of the LiveWorkPlay staff team have Social Service Worker, Bachelor of Social Work, or Master of Social Work degrees from a college or university? These members of our team are not serving with LiveWorkPlay in the role of social worker, but the related skills and knowledge of this… Continue reading Celebrating Social Work Week (March 1-7) and Social Work Month 2021

Clippo Supports LiveWorkPlay With Unique Mask Fundraiser!

November 23, 2020

NEW! $5 FROM THE SALE OF EACH OF THESE “BUSY BEE” CANADIAN MADE MASKS GOES TO LIVEWORKPLAY! Alex Thom is the proud owner of Clippo. You may remember Clippo as a kids’ accessories company that ran from 2006-2016. Alex closed it down to focus on other projects. When the pandemic hit, she sewed and donated… Continue reading Clippo Supports LiveWorkPlay With Unique Mask Fundraiser!

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”

LiveWorkPlay Joins United Way Ottawa Wall of Inspiration Celebration!

September 17, 2018

On September 14, United Way Ottawa presented the This is Ottawa Project: 2018—the reveal of the new Wall of Inspiration, honouring the amazing people, organizations, agencies and community partners across this city who share a commitment to driving lasting change. Last September, more than 500 people joined United Way Ottawa in bringing the first 150 pieces… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Joins United Way Ottawa Wall of Inspiration Celebration!

LiveWorkPlay Feature by Ottawa Sun Columnist Kimothy Walker

January 18, 2018

Ottawa area journalist, business person, and philanthropist Kimothy Walker has published a column that shares some of the story of how the early life experiences of co-leaders Julie Kingstone and Keenan Wellar provided a foundation for starting LiveWorkPlay back in 1995. Click the image below or click here to read the article on the Ottawa… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Feature by Ottawa Sun Columnist Kimothy Walker

A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from LiveWorkPlay

December 21, 2017

UPDATE: as of December 22, we have matched $5000 in donations from our anonymous donor. We have $5000 remaining to be matched by December 31. There’s nothing like facing challenges to find yourself in situations where you are surprised and humbled by the generosity of others. I am often asked about the most important life… Continue reading A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from LiveWorkPlay

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!

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