Let’s talk about non-profit careers!

As both a Carleton and Sprott graduate, and an original member of the alumni mentorship program, I am looking forward to contributing to this (free registration) online session!

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From Presence To Citizenship 2021

We couldn’t host our annual conference in Toronto so the partners of the From Presence To Citizenship learning community delivered a webinar and Q&A session. This is just a clip of one of my contributions to the 90 minutes with 8 speakers.

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Second Broadcast of The LiveWorkPlay News (TLN) at the LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Gathering

Nothing but good news, on the occasion of the LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Gathering and International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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The First Online Broadcast of The LiveWorkPlay News (TLN)

As part of the LiveWorkPlay Fall Family Gathering (online) I co-hosted the inaugural edition of The LiveWorkPlay News (TLN). The name is taken from our digital newsletter, which dates all the way back to the 1990s as a print newsletter. The segment was extremely popular as a re-broadcast on Facebook, and is destined to continue in some for or another,

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Keenan Wellar talks with 580 CFRA host of “The Goods” Dahlia Kurtz: COVID-19, disability, nonprofits

15 minutes of important conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with intellectual disabilities (employment and income supports issues) and the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations and shortcomings of federal and provincial government relief programs.

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“Let’s chat with Derick Fage” June 23, 2020

Many people tell me this is their favourite interview that I’ve been involved with over the past 25 years. That’s because Derick is fabulous and brings out the best in everyone! Even over Zoom.

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Inclusive Employment Webinar with Inclusion International, June 24, 2020

Inclusion International is a new LiveWorkPlay partner (in terms of our having become an official member) and it was an honour to participate in this webinar.


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Hosting LiveWorkPlay AGM, June 23, 2020

Fresh off the experience of hosting the online version of Make A Buzz Ottawa 2020, I launched into the Annual General Meeting event with a bit more confidence, but it proved similarly challenging.  I am happy to report however, that once again, the reviews are in and it was a great result!

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A 25th LiveWorkPlay Anniversary Celebration We’ll Never Forget: Make A Buzz Ottawa, May 7, 2020

Before putting this together, I said out loud to nobody in particular, this could be one of the greatest things I have ever done, or one of the most foolish things I have ever attempted. The reviews are in, and…it’s the former! What a night. I cannot find the words to thank all of my interview guests, members, families, and everyone on the staff and volunteer team and musical guest Dave Kalil who helped make this happen. And yes, I even did some singing…



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Discussing COVID-19 on 1310 News, March 29, 2020


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