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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: 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!

Toronto Summer Institute: Report from the LiveWorkPlay Staff Team

July 27, 2015

The Community Connector team of Grace Hudson, Caitlin Fortier, and George Kranitis were joined by the Employment Supports team at the Toronto Summer Institute. Hosted by Inclusion Press the Pan Am games in Toronto necessitated a change of venue, and a great time was had by all at the campus of the University of California at… Continue reading Toronto Summer Institute: Report from the LiveWorkPlay Staff Team

Report from The 2015 Learning Community for Person-Centred Practices Gathering

April 17, 2015

The second annual Learning Community for Person-Centred Practices Gathering in Ontario took place on April 14-15 in Richmond Hill. Five LiveWorkPlay staff members were in attendance and also contributed on a formal basis by hosting a session “Out of the Box and Off the Shelf: Bringing Person-Centred Plans To Life!” Presented by Support Coordinator Allison… Continue reading Report from The 2015 Learning Community for Person-Centred Practices Gathering

LiveWorkPlay Applied Research Scholarship Now Available (uOttawa)

October 1, 2014

Thanks to the generosity of Barry and Marjorie Wellar, a new applied research scholarship is available at the University of Ottawa. As a University of Ottawa Professor Emeritus, Dr. Wellar and his wife had initially established the scholarship to support research related to his previous work in the Department of Geography. In 2013 they determined… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Applied Research Scholarship Now Available (uOttawa)

Researchers Get Visual at LiveWorkPlay!

October 9, 2013

Aaron Johannes-Rosenberg became familiar with LiveWorkPlay through social media. After many online conversations involving his work at the Spectrum Society for Community Living in Vancouver, Aaron became interested in how he might spend some time with LiveWorkPlay members for his thesis at Athabasca University, where he is part of the Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary… Continue reading Researchers Get Visual at LiveWorkPlay!

Research on Researchers: Sheenagh interviews Ann-Louise Davidson about LiveWorkPlay and much more!

May 29, 2013

For this news feature we direct you to an insightful interview by Sheenagh Morrison and our friends at The Personal Support Networks Project, aka “101 Friends,” which is hosted by Spectrum Society for Community Living in British Columbia. The blog is published as an e-newsletter each month. According to the site managers “It’s our intention… Continue reading Research on Researchers: Sheenagh interviews Ann-Louise Davidson about LiveWorkPlay and much more!

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

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!

Youth In The Non-Profit Sector: Contribution To The Philanthropist Special Edition

April 29, 2013

LiveWorkPlay co-leader Keenan Wellar had the opportunity to contribute an article to The Philanthropist special edition on youth in the non-profit sector. The introduction to this edition states in part “In discussions with adults and youth knowledgeable about the not-for-profit sector, it became evident that conventional ways of thinking about philanthropy and civic engagement may… Continue reading Youth In The Non-Profit Sector: Contribution To The Philanthropist Special Edition

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