Monthly Archives: April 2011

Everyday Heroes: Meet Your Neighbours


This blog entry was inspired by the recent release of a video created as part of an action research project by Concordia University professor Ann-Louise Davidson in collaboration with LiveWorkPlay and its members. If you are not touched by these … Continue reading

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Of Outputs & Outcomes: A Great Week


I spend a lot of time working on marketing and communications (what’s the difference?) with LiveWorkPlay. I believe in outcomes, not outputs, but the challenge of that perspective is outcomes are really hard! Pushing out old school press releases, or … Continue reading

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Ottawa Bus Riders Await Their Fate


UPDATE! EVENING AND WEEKEND SERVICE FOR ROUTE 16 IS NOW RECOMMENDED TO CONTINUE! To everyone who wrote letters, sent emails, made phone calls, made presentations, and attended the public consultations, thank you for making your voice heard. Special thanks to … Continue reading

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The Problem with Having a Problem with SlutWalk


On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police speaking at a university campus safety session made the upsetting statement that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” In response, the Toronto SlutWalk was … Continue reading

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City of Ottawa Advisory Committees Exist for Citizen Engagement (So Use Them!)


I spent a disturbing couple of hours at City Hall in the Champlain Room on Friday afternoon. The occasion was a Special Meeting called by the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The mandate of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is defined by … Continue reading

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Transcript of Bell Customer Service Chat


This really happened. I just copied and pasted the transcript from the chat session from the Bell website. Transcript of Bell Customer Service Chat, April 3, 2011 A chat representative will be with you in about 1 minute(s). Thank you … Continue reading

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