1) OUR NEW WEBSITE IS ALIVE AT LAST!
2) WELCOME FROM COMMUNITY LIVING ONTARIO
3) PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE IN PRODUCTION
4) SMILE VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
5) VOLLEYBAL TOURNEY ADDS SPONSORS
6) IMPORTANT NEW LEGISLATION ENACTED
7) UNITED WAY SUPPORTS ACES/JOURNEYS
8) REGISTER: VISIONING/POOL PARTY/BANQUET!
9) SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS ALIVE AT LAST!
The new LiveWorkPlay.ca went live today and the positive reviews are rolling in! "Easier to navigate" and "I love the new bees" are typical of the comments received to date. Special thanks to Simmetria for their professional support.
The website content was authored mainly by co-founder Keenan Wellar, but the static design elements (such as the many "bee banners" that grace the top of each page) were developed by Simmetria in accordance with the LiveWorkPlay vision for the site.
The new website is fully functional with the exception of the "Members Only" areas which are still in development. You are invited to drop by and explore. Keenan is actively seeking feedback, particularly if you notice any errors. With more than 300 pages of content, there is bound to be a boo-boo or two!
It's official! On May 1, Community Living Ontario Executive Director Keith Powell welcomed LiveWorkPlay to the Community Living Ontario Federation. There will be a formal presentation of a Certificate of Affiliate Membership at the Annual General Meeting in Markham on June 14.
PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE IN PRODUCTION
The project began back in October with discussions about a follow-up to two previous self-advocacy group video productions, ODSP & ME and SELF-ADVOCACY & ME. This time the focus would be more about what the public needs to learn, and less about what people with intellectual disabilities need to learn.
But we don't want to give away the plot before you have a chance to see it yourself. If all goes well, there will be a broadcast launch in June. But for now you can get a sneak peak at the making of our public service message "Maybe One Day." This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa.
SMILE VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
LiveWorkPlay is a proud member of the Heartwood House community for a variety of reasons, including access to challenging and rewarding volunteer positions. This includes being part of the huge team of volunteers drawn from all 15 Heartwood House organizations that participate in supporting the twice-a-year OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale.
Visioning Day will be held at the Hampton Inn Ottawa at 9:00am sharp. For those who are intersted, we'll leave from there for a BBQ feast at the pool party, which will once again be hosted by the Harris family. These are both free events - but Visioning Day is a pre-requisite for attending the pool party! First we work, then we party!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT