Category Archives: News

Let not-for-profits take over some Toronto Community Housing units

Article from the Toronto Star | January 17, 2018 Some 1,000 units in single-family homes and rooming houses currently operated by Toronto Community Housing should be transferred to the not-for-profit sector, city staff say. And tenant representatives should continue to … Continue reading

Province Expanding Residential Services For Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Ontario Improving Living Spaces for People with Developmental Disabilities in York Region Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP Oak Ridges – Markham, is happy to announce Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and improved living spaces at residential properties across the province … Continue reading

References For Your Job Search

Employment Advice For Persons With Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna, I have not worked in a long time as I have been dealing with other issues in my life that are related to my disability. I have not had the energy … Continue reading

Ontario Improving Living Spaces for People with Developmental Disabilities

Province Expanding Residential Services For Adults with Developmental Disabilities News Release From Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations and improved living spaces at residential properties across the province that serve adults with developmental disabilities. This … 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 tomorrow December 22, 2017. Pathways and Channels North will remain open for Fee for Service individuals or … Continue reading

Holiday Closure Notice

Please note that our administrative offices and day programs will be closed December 25 – 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Tragic Loss of Honey and Barry Sherman z”l

Reena is saddened at the sudden and tragic loss of Honey and Barry Sherman z”l who have contributed so much to the Jewish community in Canada, Israel and around the world. May their memory be for a blessing. Our thoughts … Continue reading

We Want to Hear From You (Again)

Reena provides supports and services, including day program and outreach programs, to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our aim is to support individuals based on their interests, abilities and strengths. Over the last three months, we have sought feedback from various … Continue reading

Preparing for the Holiday Season and Your Vacation

Employment Advice For Persons With Developmental Disabilities Dear Joanna, The holiday season is coming soon. My disabilities result in increased anxiety around being unemployed during this time of the year. In general, I have a hard time relaxing, resting and … Continue reading

Happy Hanukkah

As we celebrate the holiday season with families and friends, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment, dedication, hard work and continued support. We have made significant progress in our mission as we … Continue reading

Providing More Choice for Families in the Ontario Autism Program

Ontario Introducing a New Direct Funding Option and Additional Supports December 7, 2017 4:30 P.M. | Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is providing families of children and youth with autism with choice, consistency and confidence in the Ontario Autism … Continue reading

The Government of Canada tables Optional Protocol

The Government of Canada tables the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities News Release From Employment and Social Development Canada November 30, 2017 The Government of Canada is taking further action to uphold … Continue reading

DD Pathways Project

Mental Health and Addictions Acute Care Alliance with H-CARDD and CAMH The DD Pathways Project is a new initiative aimed at improving quality of care for individuals with developmental disabilities who receive emergency department and/or inpatient services in Toronto. If … Continue reading

National Housing Strategy 2017

November 22, 2017 – Thornhill, ON – Today the Federal Government announced its National Housing Strategy which provides solutions for affordable housing across the country. As a part of this strategy was a co-investment fund which will drive the creation … Continue reading

Spotlight On Transformation – November 2017

The November 2017 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 Seeks New Proposals for the next Phase of the … Continue reading