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World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21, 2020

It’s World Down Syndrome Day! World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March every year, is a global event which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. People with Down syndrome do not need pity and they don’t need a cure. But they do… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2020

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

March 21, 2019

(Information adapted from the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day website). World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on 21 March every year, because being a person with Down syndrome means that your 21st chromosome is different. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world,… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

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

LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2018 A Night To Remember

December 8, 2018

Holiday celebrations are one of the oldest of all LiveWorkPlay traditions, starting with a December “family brunch” way back in 1998. Therefore, to make claims about the 2018 Festive Family Feast as one of the greatest of all time must be done with some caution. So let us say instead that thanks to the presence… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2018 A Night To Remember

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 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”

LiveWorkPlay Joins United Way Ottawa Wall of Inspiration Celebration!

September 17, 2018

On September 14, United Way Ottawa presented the This is Ottawa Project: 2018—the reveal of the new Wall of Inspiration, honouring the amazing people, organizations, agencies and community partners across this city who share a commitment to driving lasting change. Last September, more than 500 people joined United Way Ottawa in bringing the first 150 pieces… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Joins United Way Ottawa Wall of Inspiration Celebration!

Welcome Back Family Feast 2018

September 10, 2018

What a great tradition! Families, volunteers, staff, and other supporters getting together to celebrate belonging, renew friendships, and build new relationships! On September 7, 2018, we welcomed newcomers, and remembered Xavier Plaus, a long-time supporter and father of member Jalynn Plaus, who passed away on September 5. “X” was famous for his sense of humour,… Continue reading Welcome Back Family Feast 2018

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

Celebrating 50 Years for Meals on Wheels and 20 Years of Partnership with LiveWorkPlay!

June 11, 2018

It was a big night for Meals on Wheels Ottawa on Friday, June 8, as they celebrated 50 years and delivery of more than 4.5 million meals, promoting the dignity, health and independence of people who are elderly, have disabilities or are convalescing. Representing LiveWorkPlay were co-leaders Keenan Wellar and Julie Kingstone, who were there to… Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years for Meals on Wheels and 20 Years of Partnership with LiveWorkPlay!

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