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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!

CBC Ottawa News, May 22, 2018: Minimum Wage For All?

May 22, 2018

LiveWorkPlay’s mission, vision, and values statements (adopted 2011) include the following: “With respect to paid work at minimum wage or better, short-term unpaid work, and volunteer positions, people with intellectual disabilities have the right to the removal of barriers preventing them from experiencing the community on an equal basis with other citizens.” With this in… Continue reading CBC Ottawa News, May 22, 2018: Minimum Wage For All?

LiveWorkPlay Receives $1000 with Pita Pit “Refuse To Settle 2018” Award!

March 12, 2018

LiveWorkPlay has received a $1,000 donation from the Pita Pit Canada “Refuse to Settle 2018 Community Nomination Program.” Multi-franchise owner Andrew Scott made the nomination, and LiveWorkPlay was one of 20 nominees to receive the award for “going above and beyond the norm to embody community spirit.” The ceremony took place on March 8 at the… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Receives $1000 with Pita Pit “Refuse To Settle 2018” Award!

LiveWorkPlay Joins National Cash Mob, Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

This observance has always been a favoured opportunity for LiveWorkPlay to celebrate progress towards a more inclusive local, provincial, national, and international community. In fact, all of our guiding statements – mission, vision, and values – were derived from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This year we turned International Day of Persons… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Joins National Cash Mob, Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2017

Congratulating Emily Menard and Welch LLP and Dave Demers/Grant Webb and The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro

November 30, 2017

The 2017 edition of the annual Celebration of People awards hosted by Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa were filled with direct and indirect connections to our 22 year history. This included member Emily Menard receiving the Employee Award thanks to a nomination from colleagues Welch LLP, and Grant Webb accepting the Employer Award for The Works Barrhaven, The Works Orleans, The Works… Continue reading Congratulating Emily Menard and Welch LLP and Dave Demers/Grant Webb and The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 27, 2017

Although this annual December 3rd observance is a single date on the calendar, it has always been a favoured opportunity for LiveWorkPlay to celebrate progress towards a more inclusive local, provincial, national, and international community. In fact, all of our guiding statements – mission, vision, and values – were derived from the United Nations Convention… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Celebrating the launch of WE BELONG in Ottawa and Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)

October 25, 2017

LiveWorkPlay is excited to launch the inclusion of Ottawa businesses in the WE BELONG app! We belong is a brilliant (but easy) way to connect consumers of goods and services to local businesses that engage in inclusive hiring practices. Any business accessible in the WE BELONG directory meets all of these criteria: have a direct employment… Continue reading Celebrating the launch of WE BELONG in Ottawa and Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)

Celebrating A Successful Employment Partnership

October 5, 2017

With financial support from a Community Foundation of Ottawa New Leaf Community Challenge grant, LiveWorkPlay is sharing stories about successful employment relationships. In partnership with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Tara Pahwa’s ongoing employment with ISED is being celebrated with an article in the Ottawa Business Journal. In addition to new marketing materials that… Continue reading Celebrating A Successful Employment Partnership

A Record-Setting Day & More Connections Made: BNI Golf For LiveWorkPlay

June 15, 2017

Yesterday an incredible $12,000 was raised at the BNI (Business Network International) Eastern Ontario golf tournament. The tournament proceeds were first designated for LiveWorkPlay in 2014, and the 2017 result represents a near-doubling of the funds raised just three years ago! “It’s also important to understand the work is done by BNI” says LiveWorkPlay co-leader… Continue reading A Record-Setting Day & More Connections Made: BNI Golf For LiveWorkPlay

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