Category Archives: News

ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival

May 30 – June 4, 2018 ReelAbilities Toronto Event Listing About ReelAbilities Toronto In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF. At RAFFTO, we are … Continue reading

Reena Congratulates Tamir on receiving a $5.1M Ontario Grant

Reena congratulates Tamir on receiving a $5.1M Ontario Grant to improve the lives of those with developmental disabilities in Ottawa area April 16, 2018 – Thornhill, ON – Tamir, Reena’s sister agency in Ottawa, was awarded a $5.1M grant from … Continue reading

More Special Needs Services and Supports for Children and Youth

Ontario Invests in New Children’s Treatment Centre to Better Support Kids and Families April 13, 2018 10:25 A.M | Office of the Premier Newsroom Bulletin Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Oakville today to open a new facility at ErinoakKids, Ontario’s largest children’s … Continue reading

Program Closure Notice

Due to the weather Reena’s Toby & Henry Battle Developmental Centre Day Programs, Older Adults Program and Developing Work Connections will be closed today, Monday April 16, 2018. Pathways and Channels North will remain open for Fee for Service individuals … Continue reading

Spotlight on Transformation – April 2018

The April 2018 edition of “Spotlight on Transformation” is available. This bulletin is provided by the Ministry of Community & Social Services and covers the developmental services transformation. In this issue: Introducing the new Minister of Community & Social Services: … Continue reading

National Volunteer Week 2018

April 15 to April 21, 2018 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for … Continue reading

Why Wait: An Update of the York Region Demonstration Project Housing Models

DATE AND TIME Mon, 11 June 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT LOCATION Reena Toby & Henry Battle Developmental Centre 927 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill ON DESCRIPTION The Why Wait Demonstration project provided an opportunity for seven York Region … Continue reading

Safe Social Media Practices: Overcoming A Fear of Social Media

Employment Advice For Persons With Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna, I am learning how to use social media tools in my job search, especially Linkedin. I’m worried about posting my photo and other personal information, and particularly concerned that my disabilities … Continue reading

2018 Ontario Budget: Building a Better Future

March 29, 2018 – Thornhill, ON – Reena is very pleased that the 2018 Ontario budget provides the opportunity for citizens with developmental disabilities a better future. Moving Forward We congratulate the government of Ontario for tabling a budget that … Continue reading

Removing Barriers and Providing Better Care

Excerpt from Budget 2018 – Budget Papers – Chapter I Investing in Developmental Services Ontario is committed to building a fair society where people with developmental disabilities can live independent, healthy and inclusive lives. Over the past decade, the government … Continue reading

Money Matters: Financial Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Join us on May 9th to learn more about financial planning for individuals with developmental disabilities. A panel of guest speakers will discuss topics including estate planning, RDSP, Trusts, ODSP, and Passport. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct any … Continue reading

OPADD Updates – Aging Report 2017 / 2018

OPADD partner Multidimensional Assessment of Providers and Systems (MAPS) has released an update on their Aging Project, which focuses on the aging population of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario. The project synopsis states that MAPS’ “recent work … Continue reading

Advantages of Self-Employment

Employment Advice For Persons With Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna, I’m struggling with getting a job offer even though I’m a qualified customer service specialist and it’s my strength and passion. Because of my disability, I am unable to pass the … Continue reading

Spotlight on Transformation – February 2018

The February 2018 edition of “Spotlight on Transformation” is available. This bulletin is provided by the Ministry of Community & Social Services and covers the developmental services transformation. In this issue: Ontario is improving living spaces for people with developmental … Continue reading

SET Program Information Night

Summer Employment Transitions (SET) Program Information Night March 8, 2017 | 7:00 – 8:30PM Reena | 927 Clark Ave West, Thornhill Summer Employment Transitions (SET) offers both full and part-time paid employment opportunities from June to August for participants who … Continue reading