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 helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. I also have alter-egos that support the Ottawa RedBlacks and Ottawa Fury. Find me on Twitter @socialkeenan @liveworkplay @redblacksfanabove @furyfanabove. I'm all over Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn too. Also spotted outdoors from time to time, mainly in the Glebe area.

1310 News Power Lunch with Chelby Daigle and host Mark Sutcliffe

I found Chelby so entertaining, I admit that I choose to listen rather than speak for most of our time together, which is not ideal when you are on a talk show, but what a fun person and I can’t … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity: Valuing Others Is At The Heart Of Welcoming Communities

15-minute presentation by Keenan Wellar of LiveWorkPlay on the occasion of the Brain Bonanza, June 9, 2018, a series of talks organized by the Ontario Brain Institute as part of the “Brain: The Inside Story” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of … Continue reading

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1310 News “An Hour To Give” talking LiveWorkPlay with host Sam Laprade, April 14, 2018

This is a terrific new Saturday morning show (7am-8am) covering the local charity scene (you can listen to future shows online as well as on the radio). Host Sam Laprade is helping bring some deserving profile to many outstanding but … Continue reading

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“An Hour To Give” Tune In Saturday Morning!

This is a great new show on 1310 News with Sam Laprade that airs at 7am every Saturday. Along with three other local charities, LiveWorkPlay was offered the opportunity for one quarter of the airtime on the April 14 edition! … Continue reading

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Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe and Jennifer Madigan, March 28, 2018

I don’t have the audio for this one, but we started and ended talking about sports (I got the Ottawa Fury in the conversation) and talked about the upcoming provincial election, fresh off the Wynne budget announcements. Although we seemed … Continue reading

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A challenging but important conversation: violence and people with disabilities on CBC Ottawa Morning

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1310 News Power Lunch with Lianne Laing and host Mark Sutcliffe, February 28, 2018

This was really fun, I had not seen Lianne in person for many years since doing an interview with her on the CTV morning show. You can find out what she’s up to now, and the Power Lunch questions of … Continue reading

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