Category Archives: News

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


Employment Advice for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna I am both scared and nervous about my very first ever job interview that I will be attending for a customer service position at a local retail store. It’s my dream … Continue reading

Rebounds for Reena 2018

Announcing the Second Annual Rebounds for Reena! Rebounds for Reena is a basketball tournament in support of Reena Foundation. The event will take place on August 12th at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre (9600 Bathurst Street) in Vaughan (Bathurst & Rutherford). Rebounds … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: The benefits of volunteering

Dear Joanna I have a huge employment gap in my resume as a result of trying to manage my disabilities. Finally, I am ready to begin my job search but am concerned about being away from the labour market for … Continue reading

Reena Community Residence: Evaluation of an Intentional Community

In 2012, Reena opened the Reena Community Residence (RCR), an intentional community housing project for seventy-seven individuals with developmental disabilities in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. As part of the development process for a second location, Reena engaged the research … Continue reading

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of Reena, Reena Foundation & Batay Reena invite you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting. When: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, 7:00 PM Location:  Toby and Henry Battle Developmental Centre 927 Clark Ave West Thornhill ON, … Continue reading

Minister Kirsty Duncan Visits the RCR

Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Visits Reena May 17, 2018 – Thornhill, ON – Reena was pleased to welcome Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and MP Deb Schulte on a tour of the innovative … Continue reading

Provincial Election Forum on Developmental Services

Ontarians who have an intellectual or developmental disability need a plan of action to address the gaps in services and supports. Find out how the parties intend to work with community stakeholders to implement solutions to better assist people to lead … Continue reading

Caregiver Survey

Are you a caregiver for an individual aging with a developmental disability? Reena and Mary Centre of the Archdiocese of Toronto (Mary Centre) are updating the 2006 Transitional Guide – now renamed Aging with a Developmental Disability: Planning for Success.  The … Continue reading

Spotlight on Transformation – May 2018

The May 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: A renewed commitment to supporting adults with developmental disabilities … Continue reading

2018 Ontario Budget

May 8, 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 passing the budget that … Continue reading

Religious Accommodations & The Job Interview

Employment Advice For Persons With Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna, I am an observant Jew who keeps the Sabbath and all the Jewish holy days. I will be required to leave early on Fridays during certain months of the year, and … Continue reading

Expanding Autism Services for Ontario Kids

Ontario Enhancing Choice and Access to Support for Families of Children and Youth with Autism May 7, 2018 10:00 A.M. | Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today the government is taking action to expand autism services for children … Continue reading

Federal government ‎launches multi-billion dollar National Housing Co-Investment Fund

Government of Canada (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) May 2, 2018 | Toronto Thousands of vulnerable Canadians can look forward to a brighter future with access to safe and affordable housing that meets their needs. The National Housing Co-Investment … Continue reading

Ontario Supporting Better Health Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Online Tools Will Help Family Doctors Implement the Latest Practices in Patient Care May 1, 2018 1:00 P.M. | Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario is improving health care for adults with developmental disabilities through new supports for primary care … Continue reading