The LiveWorkPlay News (April 23, 2015)
April 27, 2015
BREAKING NEWS! We had to stop the presses for this item, which our early morning editor inserted just before publication! LiveWorkPlay has been mentioned in the 2015 Ontario Budget, delivered by Minister of Finance The Honourable Charles Souza on April 23, 2015. It is no surprise that it features the story of Royce Rinne, his employment at Dow Honda, and… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News (April 23, 2015)
All Smiles at Recipe for Success 2015: $40,000 Raised in Support of an Inclusive Ottawa!
April 13, 2015
March was an incredibly busy month at LiveWorkPlay, with new staff members being hired, a series of new funding announcements, and the “regular” excitement of supporting members with homes, jobs, and life in the community. This reduced the capacity of the staff team with respect to the 17th annual Recipe for Success fundraising event, and so… Continue reading All Smiles at Recipe for Success 2015: $40,000 Raised in Support of an Inclusive Ottawa!
Happy Twentieth Anniversary (Technically Speaking)
March 16, 2015
March 10 is technically the 20th anniversary of LiveWorkPlay, with our original federal incorporation having been issued on March 10, 1995 (charitable status came later, on May 1). Access the Industry Canada records and you’ll notice a peculiarity: the corporate name history indicates “Keen Learning Centre for Youth (KLCY)” as well as “Special Needs Network… Continue reading Happy Twentieth Anniversary (Technically Speaking)
Nothing Trivial About It: Celebrating 20 Years!
January 14, 2015
It started with a trivia contest at the LiveWorkPlay New Year’s Eve party. Keenan Wellar was putting together a fun activity to warm up the crowd and he needed some contestants as well as some ideas for questions. Cooper Gage ended up as the co-creator of the questions, and Ian and Warren Murphy agreed to… Continue reading Nothing Trivial About It: Celebrating 20 Years!
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3, 2014
December 3, 2014
The annual December 3rd observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The observance of IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3, 2014
Reflections on a busy fall, looking ahead to an exciting winter!
November 12, 2014
A GREAT WELCOME BACK AT AGM 2014 The Welcome Back Family Feast and Annual General Meeting on September 19 was attended by more than 150 supporters and the upbeat atmosphere benefited from the presence of Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, who presented The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 10 recipients. The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their… Continue reading Reflections on a busy fall, looking ahead to an exciting winter!
LiveWorkPlay Receives Social Media Award: Community Living Ontario 61st Annual Conference, September 25, 2014
September 29, 2014
LiveWorkPlay was recognized with the Community Living Ontario Social Media Award on the occasion of their 61st Annual Conference Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony on September 25, 2014. The text from the award presentation and acceptance speech are provided below. LiveWorkPlay also contributed to the conference through a well-attended shared presentation Using Emerging Technology to… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Receives Social Media Award: Community Living Ontario 61st Annual Conference, September 25, 2014
Annual General Meeting 2014 Celebrates Community with Caring Canadian Award Ceremony
September 23, 2014
The 19th Annual General Meeting of LiveWorkPlay was a memorable evening. Attendance of more than 150 members and other supporters were on hand to enjoy a delicious meal and some special ceremonies before and after the conducting of the important annual business of the corporation. The celebrations began with a very special guest, Her Excellency… Continue reading Annual General Meeting 2014 Celebrates Community with Caring Canadian Award Ceremony
A Week To Remember: Recipe for Success + EARN + National Volunteer Week 2014!
April 8, 2014
What an incredible week it has been! On April 3, the Recipe for Success Culinary Adventure and Charity Auction raised $42,000 for LiveWorkPlay in support of a welcoming community for people with intellectual disabilities. Highlights included the food, the co-hosts Derick Fage and Sandy Sharkey, and the wonderful atmosphere which included a strong contingent of… Continue reading A Week To Remember: Recipe for Success + EARN + National Volunteer Week 2014!
Cooking Up A Recipe For Success
April 1, 2014
Has it really been 16 years? Back in 1999 the fledgling charitable organization “Special Needs Network” hosted a small fundraising event with hopes of raising $5000. Just two years later in 2001, the Recipe for Success Culinary Adventure and Charity Auction had expanded into a newsworthy event and was also the occasion for a change of… Continue reading Cooking Up A Recipe For Success