Category Archives: News

Frankfort Family Reena Residence Update

Update – March 9th, 2023 We wanted to provide you with an update on the Frankfort Family Reena Residence project (155/165 Elm Ridge). We are making steady progress. We have received zoning approval and have submitted a complete site plan … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: How to handle negative conversations in the workplace?

Dear Joanna,I’ve been working as a customer service associate in a call centre for a while. Until lately, the workplace has been a pleasant environment. Most recently a few of the employees on my team are talking about one of … Continue reading


Dear Joanna, I’m grateful that I have been able to continuing working as an accounting assistant at a local financial firm throughout the pandemic.  I’ve been working from home and now our managers would like all employees to move to … Continue reading

Community Event – February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month

  In honour of February as Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month,  help us celebrate the community we have worked so hard to create! 11:00 am –  2:00 pm – Non-ticketed event   Our program will include presentations and activities … Continue reading

$150,000 OTF grant for Reena as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, MPP Laura Smith and MPP Stephen Lecce congratulated the team at Reena on the Capital grant it received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to improve its HVAC systems in the buildings that host its community participation programs … Continue reading

We Are Re-Opening – WE NEED YOU!

In the coming weeks, Reena will be re-opening its doors to two of our oldest group homes after extensive renovations. Both homes have undergone extensive renovations to create specialized living environments for individuals with challenging behaviours and a high level … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Understanding the Competitive Labour Market

Dear Joanna,   I’m a participant at Reena’s Community Participation and vocational program Channels. Before the Covid lockdown, I had started to look for work as a daycare assistant with the help of the job coaches. I’m ready to kick … Continue reading

From The 905 to the Raptors 905

  On Monday, December 5th the Reena Pathways and Channels groups visited the Scotiabank Arena to watch the Raptors 905 team play a basketball game against the Greensboro Swarm. “I went to my very first Raptors 905 game and it … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Handling tight work deadlines

Dear Joanna I’m a happily employed accounting assistant at a large company that I secured through my job coach from Reena’s Channels supported employment program. My boss has requested that I complete the data entry of 100 financial statements with … Continue reading


Dear Joanna, After many job interviews, and plenty of help from my Reena job coach through the  community participation program Channels, I am  excited to report that I received a job offer for a receptionist position with a local social … Continue reading


Reena’s Annual Community Meeting – September 22, 2022

On September 22nd, 2022, Reena held its third virtual Annual Community Meeting. Only a handful of speakers were present on-site and the rest of the community were watching from the comfort of their homes. This year, we were hounoured to … Continue reading

Truth and Reconciliation Day – Sept 30th

Not long ago, we saw the closing of residential schools and institutions; for many Canadians the pain and memory are fresh, raw and very real. This year, the day dedicated to Truth and Reconciliation falls between the Jewish new year, … Continue reading

Annual Report is Available

Reena publishes its annual report in late September. Read about how Reena is shaping up its future and the progress we have done during the last year.    


Dear Joanna, I am a high school student with diverse abilities who is participating in Reena’s Summer Employment Transitions program. I have been applying for remote data entry positions, and thanks to my job coach, I have a job interview … Continue reading