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It’s A First Year Full-Time Work Anniversary For Liam Pignat!

August 5, 2020

Quality in human services has a direct correlation to quality humans delivering those services! Experienced and committed staff who stay in their jobs over the long term are critical to a strong workplace culture. They serve as mentors to new staff, and establish a consistent trusted presence with individuals supported by LiveWorkPlay and their families.… Continue reading It’s A First Year Full-Time Work Anniversary For Liam Pignat!

It’s A Twenty-Third LiveWorkPlay Work Anniversary For Keenan Wellar

July 30, 2020

Back in July of 1997, Keenan left his job in the IT sector to commit full-time to LiveWorkPlay, which was at that time known as Special Needs Network. In 1995, with Julie Kingstone, the organization had been incorporated as a non-profit with charitable status, and was focused on building an advocacy network. Two years later,… Continue reading It’s A Twenty-Third LiveWorkPlay Work Anniversary For Keenan Wellar

LiveWorkPlay Annual General Meeting 2020

June 26, 2020

In the 25th year of LiveWorkPlay operations, our first ever online Annual General Meeting, June 23, 2020! Watch from the beginning or jump ahead via the links below. Pre-Meeting 5:40-6:00pm The year in pictures, a musical tribute Welcome message from Inclusion International Special message about racism and inclusion by Alastair McAlastair Ghartey National Anthem by… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Annual General Meeting 2020

Guest blog from Derick Fage, host of “Let’s Chat with Derick”

June 23, 2020

Guest blog from Derick Fage, host of “Let’s Chat with Derick” Another episode of Let’s Chat with Derick is ready for your viewing pleasure. This time I chat with Keenan Wellar! Keenan and his wife Julie Kingstone founded LiveWorkPlay 25 years ago. The organization provides direct supports and services in the Ottawa area to deliver… Continue reading Guest blog from Derick Fage, host of “Let’s Chat with Derick”

Help Wanted: LiveWorkPlay is Going Door To Door for Employment and We Need YOU to Help Make It Happen!

June 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the labour market and this in turn has radically altered our approach to matching job seekers and employers, and we need your help with some old school crowdsourcing! We have just completed a survey with more than 130 responses from job seekers we are supporting to help us establish… Continue reading Help Wanted: LiveWorkPlay is Going Door To Door for Employment and We Need YOU to Help Make It Happen!

The Struggle for Racial Equality is Inseparable from Disability Inclusion and All Human Rights Movements

June 4, 2020

Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa once said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” It is with that prompting (and a powerful press release we received from Disability Rights Washington) that LiveWorkPlay comments on the issues of injustice, violence, and racial discrimination that are making… Continue reading The Struggle for Racial Equality is Inseparable from Disability Inclusion and All Human Rights Movements

A 25th Anniversary Celebration We’ll Never Forget: Make A Buzz Ottawa, May 7, 2020

May 10, 2020

When words just won’t do, roll video! It was an incredible night with a 90 minute 25th anniversary showcase with interviews and special video presentations, followed by a full set of live music by Dave Kalil. This was not the party we had been planning for almost a year, but we came together as a… Continue reading A 25th Anniversary Celebration We’ll Never Forget: Make A Buzz Ottawa, May 7, 2020

Make A Buzz 2020 Online Show May 7 and COVID-19 Update

April 26, 2020

(HAD ENOUGH VIRUS UPDATES? SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE A BUZZ 2020!) LIVEWORKPLAY COVID-19 UPDATE: A BRIEF NOTE LiveWorkPlay planning for what eventually became a designated pandemic started in the last week of February, and this allowed our team to respond quickly as conditions and recommendations evolved in early March. On March 13 we launched our… Continue reading Make A Buzz 2020 Online Show May 7 and COVID-19 Update

Focus On Acceptance: World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2020

  The LiveWorkPlay message follows these words from the UN Secretary General. On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at… Continue reading Focus On Acceptance: World Autism Awareness Day

World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21, 2020

It’s World Down Syndrome Day! World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March every year, is a global event which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. People with Down syndrome do not need pity and they don’t need a cure. But they do… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2020

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