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LiveWorkPlay Open House and World Autism Awareness Day Celebration with Bayview Yards Community

April 4, 2024

On the afternoon of April 2, 2024, the LiveWorkPlay membership, staff, volunteers, and community partners came together with other members of the Bayview Yards innovation hub to share messages of welcome and gratitude. Bayview Yards became the new home for LiveWorkPlay in November of 2023 after our previous office building endured a catastrophic flood. LiveWorkPlay… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Open House and World Autism Awareness Day Celebration with Bayview Yards Community

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2024

March 14, 2024

The World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) theme is the message that supporters around the world are asked to share on and around 21 March. For World Down Syndrome Day 2024, the theme is a call for people around the world to End The Stereotypes. A stereotype is a set idea that people have about what… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2024

LiveWorkPlay and the 50 – 30 Challenge: Part 2 of 3

February 28, 2024

The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses, and diversity organizations. At the time of publishing this post, there were more than 2,450 participating organizations, and more are signing up every day! LiveWorkPlay is proud to be just one of the members of that growing list. The goal… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay and the 50 – 30 Challenge: Part 2 of 3

Keenan Wellar Interview on 580 CFRA Discussing Community Living Ontario #5toSurvive Campaign

February 4, 2024

Listen to the original CFRA 580 audio-only here (share feature available) interview with Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader and Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay with CFRA Live host Andrew Pinsent, or listen and view the captioned version below. You can also read a transcript below. You can also read the Community Living Ontario presentation to the Minister… Continue reading Keenan Wellar Interview on 580 CFRA Discussing Community Living Ontario #5toSurvive Campaign

Federal Employment Strategy Group (FESG) | Groupe de la stratégie fédérale sur l’emploi (GSFE)

February 2, 2024

Welcome to the landing page for the LiveWorkPlay Federal Employment Strategy Group (FESG). Bienvenue sur la page d’accueil du Groupe de la stratégie fédérale sur l’emploi (GSFE). Read our newsletters / lisez notre bulletin: February 2024, Edition One / Février 2024, première édition Related links / liens connexes: Subscribe to the LiveWorkPlay FESG Newsletter /… Continue reading Federal Employment Strategy Group (FESG) | Groupe de la stratégie fédérale sur l’emploi (GSFE)

LiveWorkPlay and the 50-30 Challenge: Part 1 of 3

January 17, 2024

The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses, and diversity organizations. At the time of publishing this post, there were 2,378 participating organizations, and more are signing up every day! LiveWorkPlay is proud to be just one of the members of that growing list. The goal is to… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay and the 50-30 Challenge: Part 1 of 3

#5toSurvive Campaign Championed on CTV Ottawa by Tina Williams, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

December 20, 2023

We are “good news” people here at LiveWorkPlay. We focus on showcasing progress and positive developments to support inclusion and social change. But it is a reality that like all organizations delivering supports and services, we need sufficient resources to do our work. And the objective data explains why this is becoming increasingly difficult. Some… Continue reading #5toSurvive Campaign Championed on CTV Ottawa by Tina Williams, Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

The Twelve Days of The LiveWorkPlay News at Festive Family Gathering 2023

December 11, 2023

The videos are below! Just scroll down. Prefer photos? Check out the album! On the occasion of our 26th annual Festive Family Gathering, Keenan Wellar hosted a live studio audience recording of The LiveWorkPlay News! This edition featured two segments, a “breaking news” feature of recent stories, plus a Twelve Days of The LiveWorkPlay News,… Continue reading The Twelve Days of The LiveWorkPlay News at Festive Family Gathering 2023

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023: Exclusion Hurts but Love Wins!

December 3, 2023

Each year, December 3rd marks the celebration of International Day of Persons With Disabilities. The United Nations tells us that this day “aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities” and “seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023: Exclusion Hurts but Love Wins!

LiveWorkPlay Hosts Dynamic Panel, Champions Inclusive Employment at Disability and Work in Canada 2023

November 29, 2023

What a wonderful turnout for our panel session on the first day (November 29) of Disability and Work in Canada Conference 2023! Our old friends Nadine Ghadie, Dan Carleton, and Jessica Laniel from Department of Finance Canada and our new friends Amond McKenna and Angela Black from Government of New Brunswick joined Mary Gusella, Anna… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Hosts Dynamic Panel, Champions Inclusive Employment at Disability and Work in Canada 2023