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Reena is a non-profit organization that promotes dignity, individuality, independence, personal growth and community inclusion for people with diverse abilities within a framework of Jewish culture and values.

Reena was established in 1973 by parents of children with developmental disabilities as a practical alternative to institutions. Since that time Reena has grown to provide support for 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Reena offers a variety of services including: residential support, respite programs, counselling, therapy and advocacy. These services are offered in 32 Group Homes and over 60 Supported Independent Living Apartments across the Greater Toronto Area.

Reena supports people from all denominations. As a faith-based community agency, Reena understands the importance of supporting people on their spiritual journey.

  • Serving individuals with autism, mental health challenges and other developmental disabilities for 50 years
    • The 4th largest service provider in Ontario
    • The 2nd largest provider of care beds in the Jewish community after Baycrest
    • Provides housing, programs and respite services to over 1,000 individuals
    • 32 Group homes
    • 2 Intentional community residences
    • Over 135 supported independent living beds
    • An operating budget in excess of $67 million
    • Over 800 employees

Values

Reena’s values are based on Judaic principles. They govern all decisions made and encompass interactions with all of our stakeholders. Reena’s values are CLEAR:

  • Care – Chesed Ve Tzedek – Compassion and Justice
  • Leadership – Tikun Olam – Repair The World
  • Empowerment – V’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha – Value Others As You Value Yourself
  • Accessibility – Lifnei Iver Al Tasim Michshol – Remove Barriers
  • Respect – Kvod Habriyot – Honour Our Humanity
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Our Mission & Vision

Reena is a non-profit organization that promotes dignity, individuality, independence, personal growth and community inclusion for people with diverse abilities within a framework of Jewish culture and values.

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Our History

Reena was established in 1973 by parents of children with developmental disabilities as a practical alternative to institutions. Since that time Reena has grown to provide support for 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

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Our Faith & Culture

As a Jewish agency rooted in Jewish culture and values, Reena helps individuals with developmental disabilities spiritually connect to their roots, culture, and community. As a faith-based organization, we prioritize supporting people from diverse backgrounds in their spiritual growth.

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We want to attract caring people to the Reena organization to continue to raise the bar for the services that we provide.

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Careers

With over 800 employees and an array of roles to choose from, now is the time to join Reena. Select a career that has the power to make a significant difference in someone’s life.

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