Category Archives: LiveWorkPlay

Investing In People’s Lives: A Beautiful Mess

As I sat listening to this year’s United Way Ottawa Community Investment announcement, I was prepared for a few smiles, camaraderie with familiar faces, and the opportunity to contribute some applause for deserving people. I’ve been in the charitable sector … Continue reading

Posted in advocacy, LiveWorkPlay | 1 Comment

The Top Five LiveWorkPlay Stories of 2013

(First published at 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

Posted in charity, disability, employment, intellectual disabilities, LiveWorkPlay | Leave a comment

From The Globe and Mail: “My Career”

What is your name and title? My name is Keenan Wellar and I am co-leader and director of communications with LiveWorkPlay, a charitable organization in Ottawa that helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play … Continue reading

Posted in careers, LiveWorkPlay | Leave a comment

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

Posted in advocacy, charity, disability, employment, intellectual disabilities, LiveWorkPlay, volunteer, volunteers | 6 Comments