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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”

LiveWorkPlay Staff Team Completes Enhancing Leadership Capacity, Collaborative Performance, Pandemic Silver Linings Reflections

March 24, 2021

  David Chalmers (B.A., B.ED, M.ED., MIRHR., LL.M., PH.D) has twenty years of experience working with organizations, their leaders and their teams to develop human capital, to strengthen performance and productivity and to close gaps that inhibit sustainable change. His practice has utilized leadership development, executive coaching and emotional intelligence as levers for influencing sustainable… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Staff Team Completes Enhancing Leadership Capacity, Collaborative Performance, Pandemic Silver Linings Reflections

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

March 19, 2021

Greetings to all LiveWorkPlay members, families, staff, volunteers, and supporters in Ottawa and across the world. My name is Analisa Kiskis and it is my honour to represent LiveWorkPlay in commemorating United Nations World Down Syndrome Day, which is celebrated every March 21. This event takes place on the 21st day of the 3rd month… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2021

It’s A First Year Full-Time Work Anniversary For Jenna Odorico!

March 16, 2021

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 Jenna Odorico!

LiveWorkPlay Winter Family Gathering Includes Surprise Announcement of EOON Award!

March 9, 2021

Moving our family gathering events (normally these are sit down dinners at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall) online has presented many challenges and opportunities. Over the past year we have been learning to ensure we have music and laughter built in to the mix, and based on the 100% positive feedback from our March 5th live… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Winter Family Gathering Includes Surprise Announcement of EOON Award!

Celebrating Social Work Week (March 1-7) and Social Work Month 2021

March 2, 2021

Did you know know that about 33% of the LiveWorkPlay staff team have Social Service Worker, Bachelor of Social Work, or Master of Social Work degrees from a college or university? These members of our team are not serving with LiveWorkPlay in the role of social worker, but the related skills and knowledge of this… Continue reading Celebrating Social Work Week (March 1-7) and Social Work Month 2021

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!

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