After more than two years of extra duties in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through the pandemic, LiveWorkPlay is hosting a special gathering at TD Place Lansdowne Park on June 15 for an in-person THANK YOU from the board of directors, family members, and community partners. The event will also serve as the return of the Rob More Good Life Award, normally given each year in celebration of the life of Rob More, a LiveWorkPlay member who died tragically in the bus-train crash of 2013.
LiveWorkPlay is a Canadian registered charity that helps the Ottawa area community welcome and include people with intellectual disabilities, autistic persons, and individuals with a dual diagnosis to live, work, and play as valued citizens. The organization marked its 27th anniversary at the annual Make A Buzz Ottawa celebration on May 5th with a live Zoom event that featured an online auction and a musical performance by Kenny Hayes. The auction exceeded the $5000 goal which was also matched with a
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The Spring edition of The Beat has been published! This edition is all about health - physical health, mental health and even financial health! You will read about our small businesses and the stories behind them, the Orléans Corridor Study and about the mental health crisis through the "Milkman's" story. Wondering what Mayor Watson will be up to after his last term? We were also fortunate enough to interview him for this edition! All this and more in this jam packed issue! Enjoy!
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Stolat Hotels, an Ottawa-based developer, recently received Hyatt's prestigious Best New Property Award for its recently opened Hyatt Place Ottawa West project, managed by Crescent Hotels and Resorts. Stolat Hotels was part of a select group of award recipients at the October 2021 Hyatt Americas Owners Conference in Huntington Beach, California. Hyatt, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, annually recognizes top hotel owners, operators and developers with awards in categories such as
LiveWorkPlay Named Top Supported Employment Agency by Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) 2021
The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment recognizes outstanding individuals or agencies that have made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for Canadians with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes. This award is named for the original recipient, Sean Wiltshire of Newfoundland and Labrador, a supported employment champion who has received
The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal presented the BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT award to LiveWorkPlay at the prestigious 2019 Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) gala amidst a gathering of 750 leaders from business, public sector, and non-profit organizations (hosted at the Westin Ottawa on November 22). With a limit of three representatives on the stage, Co-Leaders Julie Kingstone and Keenan Wellar were joined by Michelle O’Doherty of the Board of Directors to accept the award, with another 27