Talking Volunteerism in the Digital Age

This is was a case of living by example – getting together with members of other agencies who rely on volunteers to fulfill their missions. Joined by my colleague Alex, we talked about some of the steps LiveWorkPlay has taken to support and continue recruiting volunteers in the pandemic and beyond.

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Hosting The LiveWorkPlay Family Gathering 2022

What a blast, we had Tyler Kealey as our musical guest, and my co-host for The LiveWorkPlay News was Ryan Nevitt, he moved to Nova Scotia but he’s still a part of the LiveWorkPlay family!

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The Evolution of the Discourse of Disability

I was one of the original members of what has become known as the EARN (Employment Accessibility Resource Network) at United Way East Ontario, so it was fun to be back many years later to see faces new and lead a vibrant discussion about the evolving relationship between language and disability in society.

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Linking Communications and Organizational Strategy

Community Living Ontario has been hosting a Communications Network. I have been really enjoying the themed chats and had the opportunity to share some of my successes and struggles with mission-oriented communications.

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Ending The Year In Festive Style

Wasn’t that a party! The LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Online Gathering had it all – live music with Kenny Hayes, special announcements, The LiveWorkPlay News, and a surprise donation of $20,000!!! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to us!

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Celebrating a Great Year with the Federal Employment Strategy Group

Amazing final gathering of the year for the Federal Employment Strategy Group (FESG) so much to do in supporting inclusive employment in the public service across Canada, but there were HUGE steps forward in 2021 and we are ready to push hard to turn policy into even more action in 2022!

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Hosting Disability and Work in Canada Conference Panel

This was a truly exceptional conference and it was my honour to host this incredible panel discussing the LiveWorkPlay partnership with the federal public service.

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Supporting Annual Board Retreat

A very busy Saturday for the LiveWorkPlay volunteer board of directors, staff co-leaders, and our contributing guests from British Columbia Aboriginal Network On Disability Society (BCANDS) and Community Living Ontario – thank you for joining us and sharing your thought-provoking presentations and discussions! I was pleased to work with my Governance Committee colleagues Kate, Jon, and Andrea on putting together this challenging agenda!

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Supporting Launch of National Employment Network

LiveWorkPlay hosted the first planning meeting of the Canadian Network Supporting Inclusive Public Service Employment with Michael Coxon at Third Sector Consulting supported by a The McConnell Foundation Innoweave grant. Thank you to all of our network partners for a great planning sessions!

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Leading-Edge Conversation Facilitated by Family Support Network for Employment

So important on a big day during National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM #DEAM – time with the Family Support Network for Employment! Kudos for a hybrid conference in Toronto so I could participate from afar. Great seeing Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) in the room and hearing about how they facilitated a major employment outcome with the CNE.

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