Category Archives: charity

Principles To Live By: Do You Need To Quit Your Job?


Truth be told, I don’t read blogs on the Harvard Business Review very often, but such is the magic of Twitter and Facebook that occasionally a link title grabs my attention and off I go. Ten Principles to Live by … Continue reading

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World Health Organization and CACL lend support to Employment First approach!


Following up on my previous blog about the Unemployable Disabled I’ve thus far been unsuccessful with either CBC Ottawa or the Ottawa Citizen in my efforts to encourage them to give voice to a 21st century understanding of people with … Continue reading

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The “Unemployable Disabled” Of Ottawa


It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I would have liked to blog on several occasions, but it is a delicious modern-day irony that I was too busy being social (and talking about social media) to find the time! I … 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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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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Keenan Wellar


Keenan Wellar is co-leader of Ottawa-based charitable organization LiveWorkPlay.ca, which supports people with intellectual disabilities to experience life as included members of the community. Working with a staff team of 8 and more than 100 volunteers, he maintains daily involvement in the lives of more … Continue reading

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