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 and celebrate our 130 dedicated staff members with 18+ years of service, the event brought together Reena staff, present and past, board members, and dignitaries from several levels of government, including Vaughan Mayor, His Worship Steven Del Duca, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, Logan Kanapathi MPP, Former Mayor Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua and many others.



Reena expresses its heartfelt gratitude to its long-serving staff for their continuous commitment and hard work, in supporting people with developmental disabilities. Their dedication has been instrumental in shaping Reena’s mission and positively impacting the lives of those we serve. Through their compassion and support, they have made a lasting difference in the lives of Reena-supported individuals, and their families, embodying the core values of Reena. 

The impact of Reena’s staff extends far beyond the organization, reaching the broader community and creating a ripple effect of positive change. 

Moreover, Reena proudly announced the renaming of the Reena Community Residence (RCR) to the Sandy Keshen Reena Residence (SKRR) in tribute to our founding President and CEO, Sandy Keshen. Sandy, present at the event, dedicated over 40 years to Reena, playing a pivotal role in its growth and success. The SKRR symbolizes Sandy’s commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive environment.  

As a leader and pioneer, Sandy’s vision, passion, and tireless efforts shaped Reena into the organization it is today. Her commitment to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities has left an indelible mark on the organization and the community. 

Reena extends its deepest appreciation to Sandy for her extraordinary contributions.  

Additionally, Reena introduced its new Ambassador program, aiming to expand Reena’s candidate network, improve referrals, increase diversity, and build lasting relationships. Recruitment Ambassadors, comprising non-recruiting employees and departmental and/or business line hiring managers, will guide candidates seeking roles within Reena.

The Ambassador program will strengthen Reena’s recruitment efforts and establish the organization as an employer of choice. Leveraging the expertise and networks of staff, Reena will attract top talent and foster an inclusive work environment. 

Reena is immensely proud of our staff and their achievements. We express our deepest appreciation to all who attended this event and thank them for their ongoing support.