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Annual Family Gathering Celebrates Togetherness with Music by Chicken Fried

March 26, 2018

Every year on a Friday close to April 1, LiveWorkPlay hosts the Foolish Family Feast. Whenever it lands right on April Fool’s, we enjoy a few jokes and dress for the occasion. Interesting hats are the most popular celebratory apparel. Because the event also occurs close to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, a… Continue reading Annual Family Gathering Celebrates Togetherness with Music by Chicken Fried

The LiveWorkPlay News: January 2018

January 24, 2018

WELCOME TO 2018 We finished out 2017 by being thankful to the community for supporting LiveWorkPlay through some interesting challenges, including the closure of our office building due to flooding at the end of October. As reported, we have established temporary headquarters at St. Anthony’s Banquet & Conference Hall, awaiting re-opening of the Pebb Building at the… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News: January 2018

A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from LiveWorkPlay

December 21, 2017

UPDATE: as of December 22, we have matched $5000 in donations from our anonymous donor. We have $5000 remaining to be matched by December 31. There’s nothing like facing challenges to find yourself in situations where you are surprised and humbled by the generosity of others. I am often asked about the most important life… Continue reading A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from LiveWorkPlay

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: Summertime News!

June 9, 2017

SUMMER IS OUR BUSY SEASON! While it might be a regular pattern for some government, private, and non-profit organizations to slow down during the summer season, it’s arguably the busiest time of year at LiveWorkPlay! Here’s some of what is happening: we’ve hired four summer students who are completing training and will be helping with employment,… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay: Summertime News!

Make A Buzz Ottawa 2017: What A Night!

May 15, 2017

Make A Buzz Ottawa evolved out of a merger of two events, the former Recipe for Success (a fundraising auction) and Engines of Success (awards banquet). The change began in 2015 when LiveWorkPlay celebrated its 20th anniversary. The event now raises about the same amount of money ($30,000) but the focus is more on community… Continue reading Make A Buzz Ottawa 2017: What A Night!

It’s Giving Tuesday!

November 29, 2016

GivingTuesday is Canada’s National Giving Day! Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday…now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016! It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. This “Opening day of the giving season” is a day where charities, companies and individuals join… Continue reading It’s Giving Tuesday!

LiveWorkPlay Awarded $125,000: New Leaf Community Challenge 2016

November 10, 2016

As announced by the Community Foundation of Ottawa on November 9, LiveWorkPlay has been awarded $125,000 in the New Leaf Community Challenge. The award was determined by a jury of local civic leaders, with CBC’s Giacomo Panico in the role of moderator. The LiveWorkPlay proposal Pie in the Sky: how “unemployable” young adults with intellectual… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Awarded $125,000: New Leaf Community Challenge 2016

LiveWorkPlay Seeks New Leaf Support For Youth Employment (November 9, 2016)

October 25, 2016

LiveWorkPlay will take part in a live jury and audience event seeking $125,000 in support of their youth employment initiative. The New Leaf Community Challenge is hosted by the Community Foundation of Ottawa with an esteemed local panel who are evaluating written submissions, a 20 minute presentation, and live questions and answers at the finale… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Seeks New Leaf Support For Youth Employment (November 9, 2016)

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