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Ideas Were Cooking On The FMC Hot Stove!

February 6, 2019

On February 3rd, Families Matter Cooperative offered a unique networking and knowledge exchange event called “The Hot Stove and Collab.” This interactive event was designed to offer parents, siblings and caregivers with new tools, knowledge and information on the future of housing for persons with developmental disabilities. Moderated by CBC journalist Ashley Wright, “The Hot… Continue reading Ideas Were Cooking On The FMC Hot Stove!

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

Annual General Meeting 2013 Celebrates Individual & Community Progress

September 30, 2013

LiveWorkPlay hosts the annual Engines of Success recognition banquet every April as a celebration of individuals with intellectual disabilities, volunteers, community partners, and others who help make Ottawa a more inclusive city. The Welcome Back Family Feast and Annual General Meeting is held each September in order to conduct the required business of a non-profit… Continue reading Annual General Meeting 2013 Celebrates Individual & Community Progress

All The LiveWorkPlay News From June 2013!

July 3, 2013

ALL THE NEWS FROM JUNE 2013 June 6, 2013: A Night To Remember It’s the stuff of LiveWorkPlay legend: giving out awards in front of an audience of 250 at the annual Engines of Success recognition banquet while at the same time receiving a Community Builder of the Year award on the other side of… Continue reading All The LiveWorkPlay News From June 2013!

Sharing Our Bite Of The Big Apple: Report From The YAI Conference

May 16, 2013

As described in a previous news story 10/11 members of the LiveWorkPlay full-time staff team spent time in New York City for a staff retreat combined with attending and presenting at the YAI International Conference that featured a theme of neurodiversity. What does neurodiversity mean? Neurodiversity is the acceptance and embrace of people with cognitive… Continue reading Sharing Our Bite Of The Big Apple: Report From The YAI Conference

Get On Track with Engines of Success 2013

May 13, 2013

Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm for the community celebration of the year! It’s all about celebrating a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities. We’ll be recognizing family, volunteers, employers, non-profit partners, and others who have helped LiveWorkPlay members enjoy living, working, and playing in the Ottawa community. We’ll also… Continue reading Get On Track with Engines of Success 2013

Staff Heads To Big Apple: Neurodiversity Awaits!

May 2, 2013

Friday afternoon the LiveWorkPlay staff team (minus Anthony Stratton who stays in Ottawa with his wife and newborn but including Grace who takes a break from her own maternity leave to join in!) departs for New York City for participation in the YAI International Conference. With the tagline “Seeing Beyond Disability” the conference has a… Continue reading Staff Heads To Big Apple: Neurodiversity Awaits!

Talking Nutrition (Naturally)

February 5, 2013

A few years back in LiveWorkPlay history, you’d certainly hear stories about “nutrition workshops” as part of our day supports initiative (wrapped up in 2009). While it is never a bad thing to understand more about what we eat and how it impacts on our mental and physical health, it’s hard to be interested or… Continue reading Talking Nutrition (Naturally)

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