Category Archives: Events

Employment Advice Column: The Online Virtual Job Interview During COVID19 and Beyond

Dear Joanna I have applied online for a warehouse job at one of the large box store’s distribution centre with the help of my Reena job coach. And I have great news – I have a job interview. But for … Continue reading

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Employment Advice Column: Looking for work during COVID-19

Dear Joanna, I will be graduating high school this year from the special education stream. Because of COVID-19, all of my courses are online right now, and last year,  I completed a co-op placement in a local grocery store last … Continue reading

Outreach Spring Session – Reschedule

Dear Outreach Participants and Families, Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, our Sunday Spring Session that was scheduled for March 22, 2020 has been postponed till Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the usual time from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, … Continue reading

“Making the Picture Clearer” Event Cancellation

Events Are Proceeding as Planned – “Making the Picture Clearer” Conference

  As of this date, the scheduled ‘Making the Picture Clearer’ Events are proceeding as planned on April 28th & 29th, 2020 and we are closely monitoring this issue and making precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our event … Continue reading

BERNARD BETEL CENTRE EXPANDS MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM with Reena

The Bernard Betel Centre food services department has expanded their Meals on Wheels program, moving to the Reena, Toby and Henry Battle Developmental Centre located in Vaughan. “We are a leader in the province and nationally in terms of influencing … Continue reading

Complex Health Care Issues – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference

April 28-29, 2020 Registration opens soon! Toronto is the host for the American Neurological Association Annual Conference at the end of April. It is our pleasure to partner with Surrey Place and the Azrieli Foundation to host a conference on … Continue reading

Reena Rumble is Back

Reena Rumble, our live wrestling, fun-filled and exciting fundraiser is back for the second year – and with exciting new talents. Buy Tickets Today Proceeds from the 2019 event were used to purchase a van, to transport individuals to programs, … Continue reading

Save the Date – Canada Israel Inclusion Mission 2020

July 6 – 14, 2020 Reena and Israel4all are excited to invite you to the2020 Inclusion mission to Israel. Join the second annual Canada Israel Inclusion mission.The mission will acquaint Canadian disability service providers,policy makers and persons living the experience … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Behavioural Interviews

Dear Joanna, I’m following up from last month’s employment advice column on soft skills and the resume. You had mentioned that employers use behavioural questions in the job interview to assess the candidate’s soft skills that he or she put … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Using humour in the job interview

Dear Joanna, Do you have any thoughts on using laughter and humour in a job interview? I’m a big joker with my friends and family.  I love to laugh, and make others laugh too especially when I am participating in … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Working with Recruiters

Dear Joanna I have applied to many jobs for a receptionist position with staffing agencies and recruitment companies. I have never received any response. Not even a phone call! I don’t understand how they operate. Please could you explain how … Continue reading

Survey Results Are In: Accessible Canada Act

On September 25, 2019, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Reena ran an Education Update and Candidate Roundtable highlighting the unanimous passage of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA). We also conducted a survey, circulated by the two host … Continue reading

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE COLUMN: WORKING WITH RECRUITERS

Dear Joanna, I have applied countless times for a receptionist position with staffing agencies and recruitment companies. I have never received any response. Not even a phone call! I really don’t understand how they operate. Please could you explain how … Continue reading