Category Archives: Events

Reena Achieved Accreditation

Mazel Tov! Congratulations! Reena is delighted to announce it achieved its first accreditation award for the period of August 2019 – August 2023. This is a substantial endeavour and we are very proud of the hard work our staff, volunteers and Board … Continue reading

Reena and Chai-Tikvah Join Hands – Again

Subscribing to the well known proverb, “two heads are better than one,” Reena – which provides housing and support services to community members with developmental disabilities, and Chai Tikvah – an organization that provides supportive housing and other counseling supports … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Acing the Telephone Interview

Dear Joanna, I never liked talking on the phone to friends or family. I prefer the face to face or through texting or apps. As a person on the spectrum and it’s so much easier to communicate this way!  However, … Continue reading

Reena: Impacting Lives. 2018/19 Annual Report

The 2018-2019 Annual Report has arrived. Read more about our successful year and what lies ahead.

Employment Advice Column: Beware of Job Scams

Dear Joanna, I applied for a job posting listed on one of those general websites for the position of a customer service representative. I immediately received an email from the owner of the company with an employment contract attached for … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column Helpful Tips for Working with a Mentor

Dear Joanna I am matched with a Mentor who is working in my dream job – as an administrative assistant. This mentor understands my disabilities and accommodations. I would like to learn as much as possible from him. Do you … Continue reading

Reena Wins Accessibility Champion Award

National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) was first established in 1988 to better promote community access for people with disabilities. This initiative happened in response to a request from Rick Hansen following his “Man in Motion World Tour”.​   As part … Continue reading

A Dementia Strategy for Canada

Reena applauds the inclusion of the intellectually disabled in the national Dementia Strategy The Strategy Earlier this week, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health announced the release of A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire. This first national … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: When your job changes

I arrived to my retail customer service job this morning and learned that the store chain where I work has been bought out by another big company. My boss said I can continue to work at the store but would … Continue reading

July 24 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

When: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, 7:00 PM Location: Toby and Henry BattleDevelopmental Centre927 Clark Ave WestThornhill ON, L4J 8G6 Agenda:Election of DirectorsApproval of Financial StatementsPresentation of AwardsLight refreshments will be served RSVP by Friday July 12th, 2019 toSandra Albione(905) 889.4548RSVP TODAY

Employment Advice Column: The Information Interview

Dear Joanna, I’m a new graduate from the special education program at high school. I’m looking for a career – not just a job – in early childhood education as an assistant (ECA). I had a two month co-op placement … Continue reading

SAVE THE DATE – OCTOBER 24, 2019

Starring: KOOL & THE GANG GLORIA GAYNOR For more information, please contact Shira Lev at slev@reenafoundation.org or (905) 763-8254 x3631

Join us for Striking for Reena 2019

We’re bowled over with excitement for Striking for Reena 2019! Please join us on Sunday, May 5th at World Bowl in Richmond Hill. The venue has 40 lanes, is fully accessible and EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Although admission is free, we request … Continue reading

Reena Foundation’s Exceptional Abilities Gala

Join us on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Vaughan. Honouring Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario. Gala proceeds will be directed toward Reena’s vital programming and our newest housing development to be located on Clark … Continue reading

ROBBINS SCORES HOME FOR REENA – ASSISTED BY #16 MITCHELL MARNER

TORONTO, October 3, 2018 Reena Foundation is the recipient of a $1.8 million dollar donation that will see the creation of a new group home exclusively for women. For over 40 years, Reena has provided community services and housing for individuals … Continue reading