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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

Catching Up With Tim: Employment And Inclusion At Shopify!

November 21, 2018

Three years ago we brought readers a story about Tim Siebrasse and his journey into paid employment at Shopify headquarters in Ottawa (Shopify is one of the world’s leading companies for ecommerce platforms). LiveWorkPlay’s tagline is “where possibilities take flight” and this is one of those stories that really lives up to the concept. By connecting… Continue reading Catching Up With Tim: Employment And Inclusion At Shopify!

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Canadian Down Syndrome Week!

November 6, 2018

Canadian Down Syndrome Week helps show the world that Canada is where ALL people are valued, fully participating citizens. It is a week to celebrate people with Down syndrome and teach others to “See the Ability.” Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS), Canadian Down Syndrome Week (formerly National Down Syndrome Awareness Week) is celebrated… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Canadian Down Syndrome Week!

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Inclusive Employment with the Ontario Disability Employment Network, Including Newly Inducted Business Champion Anthony Taza from Costco in Ottawa!

October 18, 2018

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is a professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability. With over 100 member agencies, all in the business of helping people with a disability get into the workforce, ODEN is all about connecting employees and employers for excellence in employment practices… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Inclusive Employment with the Ontario Disability Employment Network, Including Newly Inducted Business Champion Anthony Taza from Costco in Ottawa!

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”

Celebrating 50 Jobs with the Public Service of Canada!

July 18, 2018

In March of 2018, a joint communique from Anne Marie Smart, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada, talked about the success experienced by 14 different departments in hiring more than 25 persons with intellectual disabilities through a pilot project… Continue reading Celebrating 50 Jobs with the Public Service of Canada!

Neurodiversity: Valuing Others Is At The Heart Of Welcoming Communities

June 11, 2018

15-minute presentation by Keenan Wellar of LiveWorkPlay on the occasion of the Brain Bonanza, June 9, 2018, a series of talks organized by the Ontario Brain Institute as part of the “Brain: The Inside Story” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Keenan weaves his 30-year personal and professional neurodiversity journey into an engaging narrative… Continue reading Neurodiversity: Valuing Others Is At The Heart Of Welcoming Communities

Should people with intellectual disabilities be removed from Ontario’s employment standards so they can work for sub-minimum wage? Regress or progress?

June 2, 2018

Note: 10 minutes from the original interview is not included (mainly introductory information. Entire interview available from the AMI website ami.ca (podcasts). With Ontario’s new Better Wages, Fair Workplaces Act (2017) aka Bill 148, sheltered workshops and other sub-minimum wage arrangements must come into compliance with the minimum wage requirements of this updated employment standards… Continue reading Should people with intellectual disabilities be removed from Ontario’s employment standards so they can work for sub-minimum wage? Regress or progress?

LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 2018 Live Event Video!

May 25, 2018

It is not the biggest community recognition event in Ottawa, but if you watch this video, we feel confident that for spirit of celebration, it’s simply the best! See and/or hear for yourself! If you want to enjoy a specific ceremony, check out this handy list, with links that will jump you to exactly where… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 2018 Live Event Video!

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