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What Can We Learn From Catherine & Phil? Everything We Need To Know About Building An Inclusive Community!

November 5, 2013

From October 22-25, co-leaders Keenan and Julie completed a whirlwind learning and sharing tour, with two days at the annual gathering on Person-Centred Practices (see photo below), a day at the Polivery conference (where policy meets delivery), and a day at the symposium on Social Capital and Community Engagement. They participated as panelists and presenters,… Continue reading What Can We Learn From Catherine & Phil? Everything We Need To Know About Building An Inclusive Community!

Building Social Capital: Two Lives Changed, Community That Is Changing

November 1, 2013

(This is the unedited text from the original Metro Ottawa newspaper article of November 1, 2013. Click here to see the article including photo as it appeared in the print edition). When Alexis Dusonchet began to volunteer his time, he didn’t expect that he would soon gain a new workout buddy. An avid physical fitness… Continue reading Building Social Capital: Two Lives Changed, Community That Is Changing

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

Remembering Rob More

September 24, 2013

Robert More died tragically in the Fallowfield bus crash of September 18. He was on his way to IBM where he had been working for the past decade. Rob was one of the pioneering members of LiveWorkPlay back in 1999 when he joined the team at the Bronson Community Thrift Centre, a social enterprise experiment… Continue reading Remembering Rob More

A Great Start To A New LiveWorkPlay Year!

August 21, 2013

Ontario Trillium Foundation Support The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is providing LiveWorkPlay with $62,000 over one year “to enhance the organization’s capacity to secure meaningful employment suited to the interests and abilities of persons with an intellectual disability. Members of service clubs, professional associations and corporations in Ottawa will… Continue reading A Great Start To A New LiveWorkPlay Year!

New LiveWorkPlay Golf Tournament Partnership

July 29, 2013

For 2013 LiveWorkPlay is pleased to be partnering with Rotary Club of West Ottawa (RCWO) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada Ottawa Chapter (CFCOC) for a shared golf tournament! The tournament will take place on Thursday, September 19, at the Glen Mar Golf & Country Club on Fernbank Road in Ottawa’s west end. Starting way back in… Continue reading New LiveWorkPlay Golf Tournament Partnership

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!

What A Night! LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Community, Community Celebrates LiveWorkPlay!

June 7, 2013

It was one of those nights that will surely require notation in our historical record! As LiveWorkPlay was hosting the 8th annual Engines of Success recognition event at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, the United Way Ottawa Community Builder Gala was taking place at the Ottawa Convention Centre, with a Community Builder of the Year award… Continue reading What A Night! LiveWorkPlay Celebrates Community, Community Celebrates LiveWorkPlay!

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

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2013

April 23, 2013

It’s National Volunteer Week (NVW) in Canada. At LiveWorkPlay we try to celebrate our volunteers every day (since they make an essential contribution every day). When unique opportunities for celebrating NVW have come up in the past, we’ve jumped at the chance to make a fuss over our wonderful volunteer team. This year we will… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2013

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