Category Archives: News

Third Dose and Booster Vaccine Clinic

Southlake Community Ontario Health Team has opened many appointments to our community this Thursday Jan. 13th and Friday 14th. This clinic is open to: People with developmental disabilities living with agencies or at home with their family members Staff Caregivers … Continue reading

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE COLUMN:WORKPLACE ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR WORKING REMOTELY

Dear Joanna I’m  excited to report that I just got offered a work from home data entry position at a local office! Eventually, the employer said that we will be working from both in person and virtually – a hybrid/blended … Continue reading

Reena’s CEO, Bryan Keshen, to receive the Order of Vaughan award.

In recognition of contributions to Accessibility.  The Order of Vaughan is the highest civic honour the city may bestow on individuals who exemplify extraordinary citizenship and better the community. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the city and is the highest honour … Continue reading

Reena is Hiring

A variety of new career opportunities at Reena. Join our family. See full list HERE

Employment Advice Column: The Last Question of the Job Interview: What to ask?

Dear Joanna, I’m preparing for a virtual job interview for a work-from-home part time position as a bookkeeper. I’ve attended a couple of excellent virtual workshops on this topic with Reena’s virtual employment and career program. Plus I’m practicing with … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: The Last Question of the Job Interview: What to ask?

Dear Joanna I’m preparing for a virtual job interview for a work-from-home part time position as a bookkeeper. I’ve attended a couple of excellent virtual workshops on this topic with Reena’s virtual employment and career program. Plus I’m practicing with … Continue reading

Autonomous Living Project leverages Cisco technology to help those with diverse abilities live independently

News Summary: New pilot scales developmental services delivery to support more people with developmental disabilities to live autonomously Remote monitoring, smart notifications, alert services, and smart device integration will provide in-home support via customizable Webex by Cisco technology and Meraki … Continue reading

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE COLUMN: UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEARNING STYLES

Dear Joanna I’m currently in a college program and am also looking for part time work. My Reena job coach encouraged me to understand my preferred learning style. She said that this self-awareness could help me be a successful student … Continue reading

Reena’s Judaic Calendar is here.

Reena’s Faith and Culture Service Department is proud to present the Judaic calendar for the years 5782 – 5783 (2021-2022). May this calendar support you as you celebrate the Jewish holidays.   CALENDAR

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE COLUMN: THE JOB HUNT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Dear Joanna, Almost two years have passed since the Covid-19 virus hit our community and when  I lost my job as a stocking clerk at a local supermarket. My job coaches at Reena have been helping me get back into … Continue reading

Happy Sukkot

Today marks the first evening of Sukkot, known as the ‘Festival of Booths’. Sukkot is a happy and festive holiday in the Jewish calendar.   During Sukkot, we traditionally bundle together four plants mentioned in the Torah: The Etrog (citron … Continue reading

Open Letter: Prioritize COVID-19 third-dose vaccines for individuals living with DD

Dear MPPs, I am writing to ask for your support to prioritize COVID-19 third-dose vaccines for individuals living with developmental disabilities.My name is Bryan Keshen. I am the Chief Executive Officer at Reena – a non-profit social service agency dedicated … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Is the Traditional Resume Outdated? Is the TikTok Resume the new way?

Dear Joanna, I have been applying for work online using my resume and cover letter that I prepared with the help of my Reena job coach. However, I heard that some job seekers are posting video resumes on social media … Continue reading

Passing of Lea Hochman z”l

Reena Group of Charities would like to express our deepest condolences of the recent passing of Lea Hochman, mother of Sheila Lampert, Reena Foundation’s Executive Director.  Lea Hochman z”l, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated herself to teaching others about the horrors of antisemitism … Continue reading

Employment Advice Column: Preparing for the Telephone Interview

Dear Joanna Finally my telephone rang after months of applying for jobs. I’ve just confirmed a time and a date for a telephone interview with a recruiter at a leading bank for a customer service position in their call centre.  … Continue reading