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Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like playing video games? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking someone to get together with to game. If you're interested in meeting someone new, this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to go for drives? Are you an experienced driver who is willing to teach someone else (using your car). If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love the opportunity to learn to drive with your help! If you would like to know more or would like to set up an interview, please contact Alex!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going to the movies? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to go to movies with, in the East end or downtown a few times per month. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more info or to schedule an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
As a natural supports provider, your role will be to develop a supportive relationship with a person who has an intellectual disability while doing an activity you both enjoy. We are looking for someone who: is friendly and personable; is mature and responsible; respects commitments; is open and willing to learn about intellectual disabilities. Contact Alex to set up an interview today!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to cook? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to come to their home in order to cook a meal together. The goal is to make it fun and provide company rather than to teach skills. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a big fan of watching sports? Do you enjoy going to a pub and grabbing a beer while watching sports? Are you a fan of going to see live sports? Well, you're in luck. One of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, loves all these things as well and is looking for someone to do all this with! It's just about companionship and doing something you enjoy with someone else!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Currently seeking a female volunteer who is available the last Monday afternoon of every month to join one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, during her volunteer work at Dress for Success (https://ottawa.dressforsuccess.org/) !

This member is an avid volunteer at Dress for Success at their Donation Days once a month (organizing incoming clothing and accessory donations) and is looking for someone to join her!

You'd be volunteering for LiveWorkPlay AND Dress for Success - Volunteering X2 !

Let Alex know if you are interested!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like trampolining or are you interested in learning more? If so, a person with an intellectual disability and a PASSION for trampoline would love to meet you! If you're interested in setting up an interview or just want more information, contact Alex. This would be a once a month type of commitment.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love concerts? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together with to see a variety of different concerts or theatre. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a live music fan? Like getting out and watching music in a local pub? We are looking for someone who is willing to commit one or two evenings a month to check out some live music and pubs with one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability. This person lives in the west end and would prefer a match who drives! If this sounds fun to you, get in touch with Alex to learn more.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do YOU have a dog? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to walk with! Do you and your dog like walks and meeting new people?! The goal is to make it fun and provide company while getting to know someone new and have fun. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love window shopping or spending time at the mall or running errands perhaps? If so, we know someone who would like to meet you! The volunteer position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. Contact Alex for more information.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a cycling enthusiast? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to go on long rides or short rides with. Another person is looking to ride E-Bikes with someone as well! If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out to dinner, movies or shopping? Do you like to just hang out with people? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love to meet you! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Like to be spontaneous and hang out with others? If so there are many people with intellectual disabilities who are looking for someone to hang out with to do various things. Some would like to grab a drink and chat, others would like to check out museums and other cool events around Ottawa, some like to shop. Basically, this opportunity is about companionship. Please contact Alex if you have questions or are interested.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Looking for someone to hike or kayak with this summer? Look no further, we have two males with intellectual disabilities (one in the east end and one in the west) who are looking for the same thing! Get to know someone new while doing something you both enjoy! Get in touch for more details!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you enjoy going for walks? Are you interested in meeting and getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are people in a variety of neighbourhoods who would love to meet someone to walk and chat with about once per week. Walk with a companion! Why not!? There are even people interested in Nordic walking! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlayEmployment Task Force!

Do you remember how good it felt to get your first job? Your first pay cheque? Are you curious about other people? Do you enjoy networking and or connecting with your personal and or professional networks to make our community a better place for everyone?
If you answered yes, we need your help and we want to meet you!

LiveWorkPlay is looking for volunteers to join our Employment Task Force - a group of community champions working together to identify and connect LiveWorkPlay to local businesses and employers with the goal of developing job opportunities for people living with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or autism.

What we need from you:
- Join us for bi- monthly task force meetings, usually in the early evening,1.5 -2 hours, hosted at 2197 Riverside Drive
- Share ideas and personal and professional contacts that may be interested in learning more about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace
- Help us expand our contacts by participating in community networking events
- Share your time with us by approaching potential employers and spreading the word about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace

What you can expect from us:
- Light snack and refreshments provided at each meeting
-Opportunities to meet other like-minded people and increase your own personal network
- Opportunities to learn about the benefits to employers when they include employees with disabilities in the workplace
-Opportunities to hear about and contribute to the success stories of employers hiring employees with disabilities
- An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and employers, help LiveWorkPlay build our organizational capacity, and contribute to make Ottawa a better community for all!

For more information about LiveWorkPlay please visit
http://liveworkplay.ca/


**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Jen to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020