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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!

The LiveWorkPlay News: Make A Buzz May 11!

April 10, 2017

LEAD STORY: MAKE A BUZZ OTTAWA CELEBRATES CANADA 150 ON MAY 11 It’s one of Ottawa’s best-attended and most-enjoyed community celebrations! Make A Buzz Ottawa brings together an enthusiastic and diverse crowd of more than 300 to recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to a welcoming and inclusive community. We are pleased to have Sandy… Continue reading The LiveWorkPlay News: Make A Buzz May 11!

Celebrating Super September at LiveWorkPlay

September 29, 2015

20TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NEWS Wrapping up Super September at LiveWorkPlay was the 20th Annual General Meeting and Welcome Back Family Feast. Attendance of 140 set a new all-time record! The evening included the required corporate business of the night (as afederal non-profit corporation and registered charitable organization the AGM is critical to remaining in good standing)… Continue reading Celebrating Super September at LiveWorkPlay

The Beginning of the End of “Special People, Special Places” Human Rights Complaints are Symptom of Wider Problem

July 15, 2015

In response to the sheltered workshop controversy in Ottawa the LiveWorkPlay Board of Directors issued an official statement on March 27 that included the following: “Sheltered workshops present a significant systemic barrier to inclusion, so we are advocating that those who are not yet receiving adult Developmental Services be supported differently, and that those currently… Continue reading The Beginning of the End of “Special People, Special Places” Human Rights Complaints are Symptom of Wider Problem

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

An Unsung Canadian and International Hero: Honouring Orville Endicott

September 9, 2014

Community Living Ontario and the Canadian Association for Community Living will honour Orville Endicott in Toronto on September 24th on the occasion of his retirement. We do not wish to steal any thunder from that pending event, but hope that many others will pay attention to his remarkable career and follow up with Community Living… Continue reading An Unsung Canadian and International Hero: Honouring Orville Endicott

Ready For Spring?

February 21, 2014

It’s been a long Ottawa winter, even for outdoor enthusiasts, but spring will soon be upon us, and with it comes the busiest LiveWorkPlay season! Here is a quick summary of upcoming events: March 13: A free event hosted by United Way Ottawa! LiveWorkPlay will be added to the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City… Continue reading Ready For Spring?

Federal Budget 2014: “Ready, Willing and Able”

February 13, 2014

LiveWorkPlay has been overtaken with emails and phone messages from our supporters who noted the Ready, Willing and Able announcement in the recently tabled federal budget. You are wondering what it could mean for our ongoing efforts to bring people with intellectual disabilities and employers together. We appreciate your enthusiasm and your motivations in making… Continue reading Federal Budget 2014: “Ready, Willing and Able”

LiveWorkPlay presentation to the Select Committee on Developmental Services

January 28, 2014

Click here to read the SELECT COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES FINAL REPORT Update: follow-up communication delivered to all members of the Select Committee and the Clerk: As stated in our submission below, an issue of concern for LiveWorkPlay is the lack of province-wide measurement of relevant indicators of Ontario’s collective progress towards social inclusion for… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay presentation to the Select Committee on Developmental Services

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