Category Archives: News

September 2023 – Employment Advice Column: ACHIEVING YOUR OWN WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Dear Joanna I am working so hard in my new position as a customer service representative. It’s only part time but regardless, it’s all consuming. All I think about is work. As a result, I stopped attending the social programming … Continue reading

Reena Fun Day in the Media

In celebration of Reena’s 50th anniversary, Reena was thrilled to bring back Reena Fun Day on August 27, 2023. Tune in to watch the festivities:  CP24 CTV News Start at 38:33 mark More more: Metroland Media (The Liberal)

August 2023 – Employment Advice Column: Understanding the workplace culture in your job search

Dear Joanna With the help of my Reena job coach, I have a job interview for my dream job as a graphic design position in a marketing department. Before I accept the position, I learned that every company has a … Continue reading

Help Reena better address the needs of Canadian adults with an intellectual disability affected by dementia.

National Task Group (NTG) Canadian Consortium – Focus Group Help Reena better address the needs of Canadian adults with an intellectual disability affected by dementia. Reena, in partnership with the National Task Group (NTG) Canadian Consortium, has received a grant to produce … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Phishing Alert: How to conduct a safe online job search?

Dear Joanna, I have been applying for jobs online to work in a daycare. Recently I’ve been receiving these emails and texts asking me to click on a link in order to update by banking account. Having done the training … Continue reading

Recognize. Rename. Recruit: Staff Recognition Event

Reena Celebrates Staff Excellence, Unveils Ambassador Program, and Dedicates Renamed Residence in Inspiring Event  Reena is pleased to announce the success of its recent Recognize. Rename. Recruit event on June 22, 2023, marking a significant milestone for our organization.   To honour … Continue reading

A night of Celebration

Join us on November 7th for “A Night of Celebration”. Mark your calendars. Honouring Reena’s 50th anniversary.  

2023 Ministry Compliance Granted to Reena

Reena is in Compliance. “I am writing with respect to the compliance inspection of your agency that took place from May 29, 2023 through June 9, 2023. The Ministry is pleased to inform you that Reena was found to be … Continue reading


Dear Joanna The Reena job coach from Channels’ Community participation program has arranged a job interview for a data analyst position with a large company. It’s next week. I’ve been practicing and preparing with her as much as possible. My … Continue reading


When The Beatles wrote “Come Together” in 1969, the song had nothing to do with the Reena community. However, on May 28th, our community did just that – we came together at Striking for Reena to smash all previous fundraising records, raising more … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column:  Effective Emailing for the Job Search & Work

Dear Joanna, I’ve been applying for receptionist jobs and have been invited to a few interviews all by email!  I’m getting help with employment from my Reena job coach who has strongly recommended several appropriate ways to use email in … Continue reading

Bryan Keshen to win the OASIS President’s Scholarship

The OASIS President Scholarship was established in recognition of the contributions of the volunteer Presidents of OASIS since its inception in 1996 and is issued to an Executive Director or Senior Manager for them to attend or participate in a conference or educational program of … Continue reading


We are so excited for our 11th Annual Striking for Reena bowling event, as we are bringing it back to the place where it all began! Please join us on Sunday, May 28th at Playtime Bowl & Entertainment. The venue offers 28 lanes ready for fun … Continue reading

Reena’s Mental Health Symposium

Supportive Housing: An Alternative to Institutional Care   May 18th, 2023 7:30 – 9:30 pm Beth Tzedec Congregation1700 Bathurst St. North York, ON M5P 3K3 RSVP HERE Mental health continues to be a growing problem affecting a large portion of … Continue reading

Jake Completed a Successful Employment

Jake is one of the fantastic participants in Reena’s Channels program, which helps people with developmental disabilities find meaningful employment. He recently completed his first paid job as a Passover Packager at LeChaim Catering, where he learned valuable skills and … Continue reading