Author Archives: Keenan Wellar

About Keenan Wellar

I'm a citizen of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and co-leader of social change charitable organization LiveWorkPlay.ca, which helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. With Julie Kingstone, I am co-owner of Wellstone Leadership Services, dedicated to supporting a culture of excellence for non-profit, private sector, government organizations, collaborations, and partnerships. I also have alter-egos that support the Ottawa RedBlacks and Ottawa Fury. Find me on Twitter @socialkeenan @liveworkplay @wellstoneleader @redblacksfanabove @furyfanabove. I'm all over Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn too. Also spotted outdoors from time to time, mainly in the Glebe area.

NPQ North: Mamas For Mamas!


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
After a brief hiatus for a very hectic time at work including hosting Make A Buzz Ottawa 2019, NPQ North is back with the story of a dynamic grassroots Canadian charity that…

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Ontario Budget 2019: Many Headlines, Many Layers!


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
The first budget from the Doug Ford PC government is an evolving story that proved challenging to cover in 1000 words or less! Let me know what you think of my effort…

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NPQ North: Journalism & Social Finance in Canada’s Budget Cause Controversy


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
Huge announcement! Nonprofit Quarterly has taken the next step with me to put a bit of a brand on my contributions about Canadian nonprofit news! Here’s the announcement from the top of…

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Tip of the cap to my Order of Canada father


Originally posted on Keenan Speaks:
I’ve fallen way behind on keeping my “Keenan Speaks” site updated, probably because any “extra time” I have goes to my new role with Nonprofit Quarterly, mainly contributing weekly newswires.  I have continued my regular…

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Turning Feminist Progress into Lasting Change: Trudeau’s Score in 8 Policy Areas


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
My latest NPQ newswire looks at federal progress in Canada on issues of women’s rights and gender equality and expressions of concern in numerous policy areas, including gender-based violence and future directions…

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Canada’s Poverty Reduction Results: Policy-Driven or Economy-Driven? — Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly


I asked and received! My editors at Nonprofit Quarterly were enthusiastic in responding to my request for contributing some Canadian content! Please check out today’s newswire about Canada’s poverty reduction strategy. What do you think – what’s your answer to … Continue reading

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The Structured Inclusiveness of #RedforEd: A Union Strategy with Staying Power


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
For my last Nonprofit Quarterly newswire of February, I take a look at how the #REDforED movement has become more inclusive and more focused on social justice issue, part of the explanation…

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