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Exciting News At The LiveWorkPlay Welcome Back Family Gathering

September 10, 2021

We are pleased to share a selection of segments from our Welcome Back Family Gathering on September 9, 2021 attended online by more than 100 of our members, families, volunteers, staff, and community partners. It was an evening to remember, with prizes and surprises – everything from a 50th wedding anniversary breaking news about new… Continue reading Exciting News At The LiveWorkPlay Welcome Back Family Gathering

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Announce New Partnership Initiative Supporting Inclusive Employment In The Federal Public Service Of Canada

August 11, 2021

August 10, 2021: LiveWorkPlay is pleased to announce a unique and historic partnership agreement. On June 22, 2021 at a meeting of the Federal Employment Strategy Group, preliminary details were provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Assistant Director Kandice Fong of the Human Resources Branch about a plan for ISED and LiveWorkPlay to… Continue reading Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Announce New Partnership Initiative Supporting Inclusive Employment In The Federal Public Service Of Canada

BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! LiveWorkPlay Community Shows Leadership, Nearing 100% Fully Vaccinated!

July 13, 2021

BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! This week the LiveWorkPlay staff team is 100% fully vaccinated (two doses) and 90% of people with intellectual disabilities that we support in their home and community life are fully vaccinated! (It is not 100% for people we support for various reasons, but the relentless pursuit of appointments is not the reason).… Continue reading BREAKING (GOOD) NEWS! LiveWorkPlay Community Shows Leadership, Nearing 100% Fully Vaccinated!

LiveWorkPlay Annual General Meeting 2021: Gratitude, Resilience, Reflection, Progress

June 26, 2021

LiveWorkPlay Annual General Meeting 2021 took place on the evening of June 21, via live Zoom video. Retiring board members Christine Felteau and Michelle O’Doherty were thanked for their important work with the Stewardship and Governance committees, and Jon Doody and Cathy Velazquez were elected to the two vacant positions. Returning to the board are … Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Annual General Meeting 2021: Gratitude, Resilience, Reflection, Progress

Pandemic Silver Linings: Rediscovering & Reinvigorating Our Passion For The Environment & Helping Others

June 17, 2021

It would be ridiculously obvious to point out that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a tremendous sense of loss through lack of contact with others, but if we take a bit of a deeper dive, many people also miss the way it makes them feel about themselves when they are able to contribute to… Continue reading Pandemic Silver Linings: Rediscovering & Reinvigorating Our Passion For The Environment & Helping Others

LiveWorkPlay Delegate Jennifer Harris Provides Testimony To United Nations Human Rights Commisioner

June 8, 2021

PRESENTATION BY JENNIFER HARRIS, LIVEWORKPLAY DELEGATE, to United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, online regional consultations with people with disabilities and their representative organizations in the Caribbean and North America regarding Article 19 “Living independently and being included in the community.” “From isolation, invisibility… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Delegate Jennifer Harris Provides Testimony To United Nations Human Rights Commisioner

Celebrating the Life of Pat McBride

May 22, 2021

From the obituary in the Ottawa Citizen – please scroll down for our LiveWorkPlay tribute. Patricia Ann McBride April 30, 1949 – May 18, 2021 Patricia passed away peacefully at Ottawa’s May Court Hospice following a lengthy fight against cancer. Pat was a wife, mother, friend, educator, liver transplant recipient, mentor and care giver to… Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Pat McBride

Awards, Music, Comedy: LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 2021, 26th Anniversary Celebration

May 8, 2021

Enjoy some of the popular segments from the LiveWorkPlay 26th Anniversary celebration, Make A Buzz Ottawa 2021 (May 6). In addition to awards, music, and comedy, we raised more than $5000 with our online auction and received a matching donation of $5000 via our longtime friends at Pylon Electronics. Thank you to all the generous… Continue reading Awards, Music, Comedy: LiveWorkPlay Make A Buzz Ottawa 2021, 26th Anniversary Celebration

Jennifer Harris interview “Let’s Chat with Derick Fage” on Rogers TV: insight into an amazing life in 30 minutes! “I want to effect change”

April 22, 2021

Jennifer Harris has been a member of LiveWorkPlay since 1998! In this wide-ranging interview based on her recently published autobiography, LiveWorkPlay is mentioned but this is a much bigger and much more important story – including how host Derick Fage and Jennifer found each other and bonded over the challenges of incontinence. Jennifer’s story is… Continue reading Jennifer Harris interview “Let’s Chat with Derick Fage” on Rogers TV: insight into an amazing life in 30 minutes! “I want to effect change”

LiveWorkPlay announces the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities”

April 12, 2021

Breaking news! LiveWorkPlay is excited to announce the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities” which details a historic partnership, featuring our leading-edge Employment Support Model and innovative strategies by federal public service leadership leading to (as of 2021)… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay announces the public release of our groundbreaking case study: “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities”

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