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LiveWorkPlay announces the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities”

April 12, 2021

Breaking news! LiveWorkPlay is excited to announce the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities” which details a historic partnership, featuring our leading-edge Employment Support Model and innovative strategies by federal public service leadership leading to (as of 2021)… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay announces the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities”

Success! LiveWorkPlay Shares An Exciting Career Update From Marie!

February 18, 2021

Jen Soucy, our Director of Employer Partnerships and the Federal Employment Strategy Group, was checking in with Marie Stanfield, who got help with her career from the LiveWorkPlay employment supports team – there was some big news in the chat and Jen got permission from Marie to share a recording of the conversation – check… Continue reading Success! LiveWorkPlay Shares An Exciting Career Update From Marie!

Viral Clean Establishes Local Manufacturing, Works With LiveWorkPlay To Build Staff Team

January 22, 2021

You might not recognize him behind the mask, but Andrew (green shirt) was one of our recently-featured job search candidates (see bzbz.ca/andrewprofile) and alongside another former LiveWorkPlay job-seeker Stephan (blue shirt), is now employed with Viral Clean (viralclean.ca) in the manufacture of ASTM (medical grade standard) masks made right here in Ottawa! Please join us… Continue reading Viral Clean Establishes Local Manufacturing, Works With LiveWorkPlay To Build Staff Team

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

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