Back to the blog

Reena Community Residence: Evaluation of an Intentional Community

In 2012, Reena opened the Reena Community Residence (RCR), an intentional community housing project for seventy-seven individuals with developmental disabilities in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. As part of the development process for a second location, Reena engaged the research team at SHS Consulting to conduct a review of the physical design of the existing RCR and to evaluate its application of the intentional community housing model. The overall research question was: What key lessons can Reena learn from the Reena Community Residence and its implementation of the intentional community model for people with developmental disabilities?

This report provides a detailed description of the findings of the study conducted between July 2017 and February 2018.

Read the report.