Category Archives: intellectual disabilities

The Top Five LiveWorkPlay Stories of 2013


(First published at http://liveworkplay.ca/blog/2013/12/30/topfive2013/) We asked ourselves “What were the TOP FIVE LiveWorkPlay stories of 2013?” To answer that question we used the insight statistics from our Facebook page. This is far from perfect (not every LiveWorkPlay story finds its … Continue reading

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Oh, What A Night!


Stressful as it was at times, if you are the co-founder and co-leader of a local charity (that’s part of who I am, in case you are wondering) it really doesn’t get any better than the evening of June 6, … Continue reading

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Testimony to HUMA (Parliament of Canada) Generates Controversy


April 16, 2013 I testified to The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities where “Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)d) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, January 31, … Continue reading

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Transcript of Nonprofit Spark audio broadcast: “A nonprofit reinvents itself: LiveWorkPlay takes on social change”


 This is an unofficial transcript. A big thanks to Jennifer Harris for transcription. Nonprofit Spark:  April 16, 2012 A nonprofit reinvents itself: LiveWorkPlay takes on social change Interview with Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader, LiveWorkPlay.ca (Transcript of Audio Broadcast) Welcome to Nonprofit … Continue reading

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On Target: T-Shirt Model Generates Hope for a World that Includes People with Intellectual Disabilities


You likely needed to have some prior understanding of the second-class status of people with intellectual disabilities in the community in order to get excited about this development. When I first heard about it, my reaction was “Touchdown!” and I’ve … 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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