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Celebrating the Life of Emma Jean Francis Berringer

August 5, 2015

The service having ended just a few hours ago, those of us in the LiveWorkPlay community who knew Emma Jean Francis Berringer are nowhere close to getting over the shock of her passing at age 24. We share our grief with her extensive network of friends, with her parents Ross Berringer and Helen Francis, with… Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Emma Jean Francis Berringer

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!

LiveWorkPlay Board of Directors Statement on Sheltered Workshops

March 27, 2015

“Sheltered workshops present a significant systemic barrier to inclusion, so we are advocating that those who are not yet receiving adult Developmental Services be supported differently, and that those currently in segregated situations receive the planning and supports they need to make a successful transition to inclusive environments. LiveWorkPlay is here not only to assist… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Board of Directors Statement on Sheltered Workshops

The LiveWorkPlay News (March 5, 2015)

March 5, 2015

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS APRIL 9 It doesn’t seem like it, but in about a month the snow will all be gone, and it will be time for the annual LiveWorkPlay Recipe for Success Culinary Adventure and Charity Auction! Presented by TD Bank with confirmed gold sponsors WestJet and Via Rail (and many more to come)… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News (March 5, 2015)

A New Job Title At LiveWorkPlay: What’s In A Name?

February 19, 2015

What’s in a name? Announcing a new job title for Alex Darling! You can skip ahead if you can’t wait to find out. But here’s the story that helps explain the change. Whether it is the private or non-profit sector, catchy job titles and program or product names can be used to either signal a… Continue reading A New Job Title At LiveWorkPlay: What’s In A Name?

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

Reflections On The Year That Was: 2014

December 19, 2014

REFLECTING ON 2014 The LiveWorkPlay year runs July to June, so we don’t tend to reflect on the calendar year, but as 2015 is the year of our twentieth anniversary (celebration on June 5) it’s perhaps an appropriate moment to take a quick look back! It’s a topic that tends to get a lot of attention,… Continue reading Reflections On The Year That Was: 2014

Reflections on a busy fall, looking ahead to an exciting winter!

November 12, 2014

A GREAT WELCOME BACK AT AGM 2014 The Welcome Back Family Feast and Annual General Meeting on September 19 was attended by more than 150 supporters and the upbeat atmosphere benefited from the presence of Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, who presented The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 10 recipients. The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their… Continue reading Reflections on a busy fall, looking ahead to an exciting winter!

Life is a Journey: Checking in with Frances

September 21, 2014

At LiveWorkPlay we do not offer any site-based programs. In other words, it’s not a place you come to. It’s about helping you go places! This can be confusing or even scary for people with intellectual disabilities and their family members, who are unsure what this might mean for their daily life. They might be… Continue reading Life is a Journey: Checking in with Frances

An Unsung Canadian and International Hero: Honouring Orville Endicott

September 9, 2014

Community Living Ontario and the Canadian Association for Community Living will honour Orville Endicott in Toronto on September 24th on the occasion of his retirement. We do not wish to steal any thunder from that pending event, but hope that many others will pay attention to his remarkable career and follow up with Community Living… Continue reading An Unsung Canadian and International Hero: Honouring Orville Endicott

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