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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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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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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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