National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Sets The Tone For The Decade Ahead: It’s Time For Action!
October 29, 2020
The final week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) wrapped up in style, here in Ottawa and across the country. LiveWorkPlay hosted a virtual meeting of the Federal Employment Strategy Group, and drew a massive turnout of over 40 participants, not including LiveWorkPlay staff. Hosted by volunteer FESG Chair Mary Gusella, Director of Employer… Continue reading National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Sets The Tone For The Decade Ahead: It’s Time For Action!
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM and NDEAM)
October 6, 2020
Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of Disability Employment Awareness Month is to promote employment inclusion for people who experience disability and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. NDEAM (a federal initiative celebrated in the U.S. every October since… Continue reading Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM and NDEAM)
Help Wanted: LiveWorkPlay is Going Door To Door for Employment and We Need YOU to Help Make It Happen!
June 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the labour market and this in turn has radically altered our approach to matching job seekers and employers, and we need your help with some old school crowdsourcing! We have just completed a survey with more than 130 responses from job seekers we are supporting to help us establish… Continue reading Help Wanted: LiveWorkPlay is Going Door To Door for Employment and We Need YOU to Help Make It Happen!
Family Support Network for Employment Releases Final Webinar Series Episode “Mobilizing Change” (Includes Panelist Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay)
March 16, 2020
The Family Support Network for Employment, with support from the Province of Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Employment and Modernization Fund, and in partnership with the Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement (BDACI) has launched a series of short videos and full webinar. The project has gathered relevant data on employment… Continue reading Family Support Network for Employment Releases Final Webinar Series Episode “Mobilizing Change” (Includes Panelist Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay)
A National AccessAbility Week To Remember!
May 30, 2019
National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May. It is a time when accessibility and inclusion is promoted across communities and workplaces and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing… Continue reading A National AccessAbility Week To Remember!
Congratulations Troy: RMCP Hosts Ceremony To Celebrate Promotion
May 15, 2019
Today LiveWorkPlay representatives were honoured to join with friends, family, and colleagues of Troy Vandergeest as guests of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at their National Headquarters to witness Troy receiving his official offer of employment as an Indeterminate Appointment. Previously contracted for a fixed term, this change means Troy is now working for… Continue reading Congratulations Troy: RMCP Hosts Ceremony To Celebrate Promotion
MP Anita Vandenbeld Rises in House of Commons to Celebrate Federal Government Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilities, LiveWorkPlay Partnership
February 19, 2019
Ottawa West-Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld rose in the House of Commons to address the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada on February 19, 2019, and discussed her recent Town Hall for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, the importance of the federal government taking a leadership role in the employment of members of this… Continue reading MP Anita Vandenbeld Rises in House of Commons to Celebrate Federal Government Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilities, LiveWorkPlay Partnership
Janet Talks Jobs: MP Vandenbeld Hosts Panel
February 12, 2019
We first met MP Anita Vandenbeld at a housing forum event in November. After a recent visit from our Public Sector Employer Partnerships leader Jen Soucy and our Co-Leader Keenan Wellar (to discuss the LiveWorkPlay federal government employment initiative) a panel spot became available for a public event at Carlingwood Library. MP Vandenbeld asked if… Continue reading Janet Talks Jobs: MP Vandenbeld Hosts Panel
Celebrating A Second Work Anniversary: Gillian and Outaouais Moving!
February 4, 2019
LiveWorkPlay helps some 100 people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to find a job every year, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take a moment to celebrate ongoing employment relationships! That’s just what went on last week at Outaouais Moving, when Gillian Gillespie was surprised by recognition of her second year work anniversary (pictured above). A… Continue reading Celebrating A Second Work Anniversary: Gillian and Outaouais Moving!
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