Category Archives: News

Inspiring Presentation From Dr. Yona Lunsky

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Yona Lunsky as guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2017. Below is a copy of her incredible presentation. When I was invited to speak, I am guessing it was to impart … Continue reading

Downtown Toronto Art Mentorship Program

Recently the Pathways South and Channels South groups participated in a series of art workshops. The two groups came together to create amazing art based on different concepts and techniques from art history. Twice per month our facilitator, Katie came … Continue reading

SAVE THE DATE – DSTO Information Fair

October 18, 2017 | 35 Carl Hall Road, Unit 2, Toronto ON, M3K 2B6 This is a free event and no pre-registration is required. The event includes:  Information from Toronto based agencies on services and supports for transitional youth (16 years … Continue reading

You invested, now see the work you made possible

Take a look at the impact your investment in Reena made over the past year in our latest   In the report: Highlights from 2016 – 2017 Stories from our community How your funding helps Strategic plan updates To view our … Continue reading

Take Action: Affordable Housing For People With Disabilities

Ensure Access to Affordable Housing for Persons with Disabilities Did you know that 90% of people with developmental disabilities live below the poverty line? Despite a commitment at various levels of government to address critical housing issues and prioritize support … Continue reading

Cross Sector Complex Care Model Evaluation

Prepared by Cathexis Consulting Inc. for the Cross Sector Partners April 24, 2017  The cross sector model was developed in response to rising concern among families, caregivers, and members of health and social services communities that the current approach for … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Handling Illegal Interview Questions

Artwork provided by an individual supported by Reena. Dear Joanna, I’m in shock. I just came back from an interview for a position as a customer service/order desk clerk. The interviewer asked me if I had a disability and what … Continue reading

Reena is Building for the Future

On June 23 Reena will be hosting the Opening Ceremony of its newest home. This space is custom designed for some of the more complex individuals with developmental disabilities supported by Reena. The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and … Continue reading

Improving Access to Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

Ontario Newsroom Bulletin | Ministry of Community and Social Services | June 22, 2017 Province Increasing Supports that will Help Connect People with Developmental Disabilities to Local Programs and Resources Ontario is improving access to services for adults with developmental disabilities … Continue reading

Families Connect

CAMH and Aptus Treatment Centre are offering two FREE 8 week programs. One for individuals aged 16+ with dual-diagnosis and another for parents/caregivers. Date: September 20 – November 8 Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM Location: 40 Samor Road, Toronto ON  Individuals … Continue reading

Bytes & Bites On Emergency Department Visits

The Toronto Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (TPADD) has prepared its fourth bi-monthly newsletter. This newsletter follows feedback obtained from Developmental Sector professionals seeking information and knowledge related to supporting persons with a developmental disability. “Bytes and Bites” will … Continue reading

Spotlight On Transformation – June 2017

The June 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: Province Aims to Boost Employment for People with Disabilities Proposed … Continue reading

2017 Home Depot Orange Door Project

Want your DIY project to make a difference beyond your property line? Support The Home Deport Orange Door Project. Between June 01 and July 2, purchase a $2 paper door at the checkout of the Steeles & Dufferin Home Depot. All … Continue reading

Swinging for Reena is July 11!

July 11, 2017 @ Angus Glen Golf Club Tribute Communities is hosting Swinging for Reena, a Charity Golf Tournament now in its 7th year! The day of golfing at Angus Glen Golf Club includes breakfast on the course and is followed by … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: How to dress for the interview?

Artwork provided by an individual supported by Reena. Dear Joanna, I’m going on an interview next week for a position as a graphic designer in a leading local creative advertising firm. What do I wear to the interview? Please help … Continue reading