Author Archives: Keenan Wellar

About Keenan Wellar

I'm a citizen of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and co-leader of local social change charitable organization LiveWorkPlay.ca which supports a good life for people with intellectual disabilities. I'm a very active user of social media. Find me on Facebook http://fb.me/kwellar on Twitter @SocialKeenan on LinkedIn http://tiny.cc/keenanw. I also manage organizational accounts http://fb.me/liveworkplayfans and @LiveWorkPlay. I make a lot of connections locally and worldwide with people who share my belief in inclusive communities, but I also talk sports, food, and travel, and there are few topics that offend me, so please don't be shy.

The Power Lunch, July 20th on 1310 News

Look out world, I went on the radio and I was not limited to talking about LiveWorkPlay and the Ottawa RedBlacks (although we did start with a lot of football chatter!). I joined host Mark Sutcliffe and former MP Paul … Continue reading

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Sharing with Service Coordination

It’s a little known fact that back in the day (early 1997) Julie and I went to visit various executive directors in the Ottawa area to talk with them about our start-up of LiveWorkPlay and to figure out how we … Continue reading

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Housing: What Should We Do?

Back on the “Empowering Ability” podcast with Eric Goll, who selected this clip from a previous interview. I think it’s a solid 15 minutes. After some 30 years thinking about these issues, I’m finally able to express my feelings about … Continue reading

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Talking Ottawa RedBlacks on CBC

Fun interview and my second time sharing the air with Zach.

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BNI Golf Tournament for LiveWorkPlay

I contributed only a very short speech at this event, as a I yielded the floor to LiveWorkPlay Employment Task Force volunteer Matt Shipley instead, but this was a great day and I couldn’t let it pass by without making … Continue reading

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Potential can be exponential: reflections on 30 years of activism!

I very much appreciated the opportunity to share some of my life journey thanks to an invitation from Plenty magazine. Here’s a clip to hopefully entice you to explore the entire article. “I do hope to see many of our … Continue reading

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Making A Buzz on Rogers Daytime

My chat with the host with the most Dylan Black about this year’s Make A Buzz Ottawa!

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