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LiveWorkPlay Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2019

April 8, 2019

National Volunteer Week starts April 7, and celebrates Canada’s 13 million volunteers! At LiveWorkPlay we could not do what we do without our volunteer team, now 150 people strong! This year’s Volunteer Week them is “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities.” We can think of no better example of this than the impact our volunteer… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2019

LiveWorkPlay Shares “Just Enough Support” At CHRA National Congress on Housing

April 4, 2019

From 2016-2018 LiveWorkPlay conducted an Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Housing Task Force project, supporting 12 people with intellectual disabilities to move to one-bedroom apartments, primarily with non-profit housing providers Multifaith Housing Initative (MHI) and Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC).  Towards the end of the project, there were sufficient funds remaining… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Shares “Just Enough Support” At CHRA National Congress on Housing

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day – From Awareness To Acceptance (April 2)

April 2, 2019

April is a month filled with messages about autism and autistic people (April 2 is the official United Nations observance). All over the world different countries and different organizations will mark particular days, weeks, or months with a variety of campaigns. Although it is sometimes obvious (but often subtle), throughout the month of April and… Continue reading Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day – From Awareness To Acceptance (April 2)

Person-Centred Training Project Wrap-Up: A Collaborative Effort!

March 21, 2019

Three years ago, LiveWorkPlay, Citizen Advocacy, Total Communications Environment, and other members of the Ottawa Developmental Services Network were participating in a retreat, with a focus on how to evolve person-centred supports and services. While most every one of the 16 organizations was already (or planning to) engage staff in person-centred training, the question became:… Continue reading Person-Centred Training Project Wrap-Up: A Collaborative Effort!

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

March 21, 2019

(Information adapted from the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day website). World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on 21 March every year, because being a person with Down syndrome means that your 21st chromosome is different. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world,… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)

LiveWorkPlay Member and Supporter Barry Wellar Inducted to Order of Canada

March 14, 2019

LiveWorkPlay voting member Barry Wellar, founder of the My Own Home bursary (for people supported by the organization who move to a home of their own) was one of the Order of Canada recipients at today’s ceremony. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 1 Companion, 2 Officers and 37 Members into… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Member and Supporter Barry Wellar Inducted to Order of Canada

LiveWorkPlay March Newsletter 2019

March 2, 2019

THE FMC HOT STOVE: COOKING UP SOME COMMUNITY INCLUSION On February 3rd, Families Matter Cooperative offered a unique networking and knowledge exchange event called “The Hot Stove and Collab.” This gathering was designed to offer parents, siblings and caregivers new tools, knowledge and information on the future of housing for persons with developmental disabilities. Moderated by CBC journalist Ashley Wright, “The… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay March Newsletter 2019

MP Anita Vandenbeld Rises in House of Commons to Celebrate Federal Government Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilities, LiveWorkPlay Partnership

February 19, 2019

 Ottawa West-Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld rose in the House of Commons to address the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada on February 19, 2019, and discussed her recent Town Hall for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, the importance of the federal government taking a leadership role in the employment of members of this… Continue reading MP Anita Vandenbeld Rises in House of Commons to Celebrate Federal Government Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilities, LiveWorkPlay Partnership

Janet Talks Jobs: MP Vandenbeld Hosts Panel

February 12, 2019

We first met MP Anita Vandenbeld at a housing forum event in November. After a recent visit from our Public Sector Employer Partnerships leader Jen Soucy and our Co-Leader Keenan Wellar  (to discuss the LiveWorkPlay federal government employment initiative) a panel spot became available for a public event at Carlingwood Library. MP Vandenbeld asked if… Continue reading Janet Talks Jobs: MP Vandenbeld Hosts Panel

Ideas Were Cooking On The FMC Hot Stove!

February 6, 2019

On February 3rd, Families Matter Cooperative offered a unique networking and knowledge exchange event called “The Hot Stove and Collab.” This interactive event was designed to offer parents, siblings and caregivers with new tools, knowledge and information on the future of housing for persons with developmental disabilities. Moderated by CBC journalist Ashley Wright, “The Hot… Continue reading Ideas Were Cooking On The FMC Hot Stove!

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