Category Archives: Events

2020 Annual Community Meeting

On September 16, Reena held its first-ever virtual Annual Community Meeting. We introduced our new strategic plan, Beyond 20/20,  and reported on last year’s progress. For those who could not attend, below you will find the recording.  

Employment Advice Column: Active Listening

Dear Joanna, I just graduated high school and attended Reena’s Summer Employment Transitions (SET) program. One of the virtual job search skills workshops was on “active listening”.  I learned that I have to improve this skill for my job search, … Continue reading

Reena Members – Important AGM Notice

On September 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm Reena will hold its Annual General meeting. Save the date and mark your calendars so you can join us. Please send your email address to in order to receive details on how … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Following up after the job interview

Dear Joanna I am a new grad with Autism who has just returned from a fantastic job interview for a part-time receptionist position with my Reena job coach from the Summer Employment Transitions (SET) program.  I really want this job. … Continue reading

Province Announces Ontario Health Team in Western York Region

July 23rd, 2020 On behalf of the individuals supported by Reena and their families, the Boards and staff of Reena, Reena Foundation, Batay Reena and Chai Tikvah (Reena group of charities) we want to congratulate Bryan Keshen, our President and CEO, … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Different Types of Work Styles in 2020

Dear Joanna I would like to work, but remain at home and safe during COVID19’s lockdown. I am participating in Reena’s Channels virtual community/employment program and would like to start applying for jobs.  Can you help me identify the types … Continue reading

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

COVID19 UPDATES – See the Latest

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


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