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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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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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Inspiring Ottawa Octogenarians: Lessons For The Future


When my dad invited me to get involved with his old-time hockey tournament it was supposed to be about raising a few dollars for LiveWorkPlay. HockeyFest (as it is now known) is into its third edition as an annual Ottawa … Continue reading

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Everyday Heroes: Meet Your Neighbours


This blog entry was inspired by the recent release of a video created as part of an action research project by Concordia University professor Ann-Louise Davidson in collaboration with LiveWorkPlay and its members. If you are not touched by these … 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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