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Success! LiveWorkPlay Shares An Exciting Career Update From Marie!

February 18, 2021

Jen Soucy, our Director of Employer Partnerships and the Federal Employment Strategy Group, was checking in with Marie Stanfield, who got help with her career from the LiveWorkPlay employment supports team – there was some big news in the chat and Jen got permission from Marie to share a recording of the conversation – check… Continue reading Success! LiveWorkPlay Shares An Exciting Career Update From Marie!

Viral Clean Establishes Local Manufacturing, Works With LiveWorkPlay To Build Staff Team

January 22, 2021

You might not recognize him behind the mask, but Andrew (green shirt) was one of our recently-featured job search candidates (see bzbz.ca/andrewprofile) and alongside another former LiveWorkPlay job-seeker Stephan (blue shirt), is now employed with Viral Clean (viralclean.ca) in the manufacture of ASTM (medical grade standard) masks made right here in Ottawa! Please join us… Continue reading Viral Clean Establishes Local Manufacturing, Works With LiveWorkPlay To Build Staff Team

Happy Holidays from LiveWorkPlay!

December 22, 2020

This is our last planned email broadcast for 2020. Thank you for your support over this most challenging year. We wanted to end by sharing some of the fun times we have managed to enjoy together in recent months. Please stay safe and enjoy these happy memories. 2021 is around the corner and we all… Continue reading Happy Holidays from LiveWorkPlay!

LiveWorkPlay Staff Team Holiday Appreciation: Getting Creative!

December 15, 2020

It is a longstanding tradition for the LiveWorkPlay staff team to enjoy a Secret Santa exchange, which normally features several days of tokens and small gifts around the office, followed by a final gift exchange over dinner. And of course writing and sending holiday cards to all of our members and partners! Except for the… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Staff Team Holiday Appreciation: Getting Creative!

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Festive Family Gathering: Community Builder Award!

December 5, 2020

  It is normally our most popular family dinner gathering of the year, but of course we had to adapt and go online for the 2020 version of the LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Gathering. The evening was filled with holiday cheer, including singalongs and lots of laughs. We also commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Festive Family Gathering: Community Builder Award!

Clippo Supports LiveWorkPlay With Unique Mask Fundraiser!

November 23, 2020

NEW! $5 FROM THE SALE OF EACH OF THESE “BUSY BEE” CANADIAN MADE MASKS GOES TO LIVEWORKPLAY! Alex Thom is the proud owner of Clippo. You may remember Clippo as a kids’ accessories company that ran from 2006-2016. Alex closed it down to focus on other projects. When the pandemic hit, she sewed and donated… Continue reading Clippo Supports LiveWorkPlay With Unique Mask Fundraiser!

INVITATION! Join the conversation on developmental services in Ottawa!

November 17, 2020

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR OTTAWA AREA NETWORKS On behalf of ODSN/RSDIO, as a member organization of the network, LiveWorkPlay invites family members of people with developmental disabilities to join a month long on-line conversation from November 17 to December 17, 2020 to talk about how to improve and plan future local developmental services and strengthen… Continue reading INVITATION! Join the conversation on developmental services in Ottawa!

Modernizing The Ontario Medical System: It’s Time For Accurate Information About Down Syndrome

November 2, 2020

For Canadian Down Syndrome Week 2020, we encourage all Canadians and in particular the citizens of Ontario to take notice of the introduction of Bill 225 in the Ontario Legislature on November 2. The proposed Harvey and Gurvir’s Law (Provision of Information Respecting Down Syndrome) would right a longstanding wrong, which is inconsistent, non-existent, or… Continue reading Modernizing The Ontario Medical System: It’s Time For Accurate Information About Down Syndrome

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Sets The Tone For The Decade Ahead: It’s Time For Action!

October 29, 2020

The final week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) wrapped up in style, here in Ottawa and across the country. LiveWorkPlay hosted a virtual meeting of the Federal Employment Strategy Group, and drew a massive turnout of over 40 participants, not including LiveWorkPlay staff. Hosted by volunteer FESG Chair Mary Gusella, Director of Employer… Continue reading National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Sets The Tone For The Decade Ahead: It’s Time For Action!

LiveWorkPlay Fall Family Gathering – Giving Thanks!

October 8, 2020

On Tuesday, October 8, the LiveWorkPlay community got together online to give thanks and enjoy some good news through a special broadcast, a presentation by board chair Daniel Spagnolo, and entertainment by musician Dave Kalil. Traditionally, the Welcome Back Family Feast takes place in September to bring everyone together after the summer for a plated… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Fall Family Gathering – Giving Thanks!

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