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 and include people with intellectual disabilities, autistic persons, and individuals with a dual diagnosis to live, work, and play as valued citizens. LiveWorkPlay was named Ottawa's Best Non-Profit of 2019 by the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal "Best Ottawa Business Awards " 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 am a regular guest (monthly) of the News 1310 Power Lunch radio show, and I write a monthly NPQ North column for Nonprofit Quarterly. 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.

Nonprofit News: How Amazing Is That?


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
Although I penned my final article of the year last week, I am honoured to have been included in an end of year celebration of some of the volunteer contributors to Nonprofit…

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Final NPQ North of 2019: In Wake of Federal Election, Canadian Nonprofits Seek New Policy Framework


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The kudos keep coming, it’s a nice way to finish out 2019 with lots of heavy lifting to come in 2020!


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LiveWorkPlay named Ottawa’s Best Non-Profit at Best Ottawa Business Awards 2019


Ottawa, November 22, 2019: The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal presented the BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT award to LiveWorkPlay at the prestigious 2019 Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) gala amidst a gathering of hundreds of VIPs and leaders from business, public sector, and non-profit organizations … Continue reading

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NPQ North: Canadians Are Anxious—and This Election Campaign Isn’t Helping!


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Slowing or preventing the death of professional journalism in Canada – the federal Qualified Canadian Journalism Organization tax plan could help – but it’s only part of any successful long term solution (NPQ North, August 4, 2019)


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NPQ North: Senate of Canada “Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector” mostly points in the right directions – but does anybody care?


Originally posted on Keenan Wellar on Nonprofit Quarterly:
It’s been a few weeks since the last NPQ North installment, and you might think a Senate of Canada report is a bit heavy for a summer read, but if you are…

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