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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!

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM and NDEAM)

October 6, 2020

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of Disability Employment Awareness Month is to promote employment inclusion for people who experience disability and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. NDEAM (a federal initiative celebrated in the U.S. every October since… Continue reading Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM and NDEAM)

From Disappointment to Opportunity: Josh’s Summer Learning Journey 2020

August 30, 2020

Josh Balanaser was excited about enrolling in courses at Discovery University in the spring of 2020, but unfortunately those plans had to be put on hold due to COVID-19.  Like everyone else in our community, LiveWorkPlay members have been getting creative with their summer and fall plans, and Josh is no exception. With a bit… Continue reading From Disappointment to Opportunity: Josh’s Summer Learning Journey 2020

Thank You Sarah!

August 21, 2020

Sarah Villeneuve is finishing up her summer employment with LiveWorkPlay. She has taken the time to share a few memories with us before she returns to her post-secondary studies. What is your favorite memory of your summer at LiveWorkPlay? I have so many wonderful memories of my summer here at LiveWorkPlay, including hosting and co-hosting… Continue reading Thank You Sarah!

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