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The Sandy Keshen Reena Residence embodies inclusion in an environment where people of varied abilities come together to live a meaningful life, connected to their families, friends and neighbours.

Located on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Community Campus, this apartment building offers integrated supports for residential living, respite, and day programs in one location. Because of the unique blend of residential and day programs, the Residence is a busy place, both day and evening.

  • Opened in 2012
  • Home to 84 adults with developmental, physical and/or mental health needs
  • An innovative, leading model of integrated housing and support services for adults with disabilities in North America

Reena emphasizes the importance of community partnerships and collaboration to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. A prime example of this is Reena’s close collaboration with Circle of Care to develop an integrated service delivery model. This model ensures that residents experience a seamless and coordinated service system, breaking down traditional silos related to services, programs, and funding. Partner agencies, including March of Dimes, have joined in this effort. Their commitment extends to providing services to tenants and supporting their integration into the intentional community. This partnership led to the development of an integrated application process and intake protocols, reinforcing the integrated service delivery model.

The Sandy Keshen Reena Residence on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Community Campus offers a unique blend of residential living, respite, and day programs, promoting a vibrant and inclusive environment. The main floor features program rooms and administrative offices, along with essential apartment services such as laundry facilities. Residents and participants benefit from various programs, including Pathways North and the Channels Program, designed to develop life and employment skills while encouraging social interactions. Special spaces like the Greenhouse, in partnership with Shoresh, allow individuals to cultivate plants and engage in community gardening, enhancing their environmental awareness. Furthermore, the Life Skills suite facilitates independent living skill development, including laundry management. The versatile program rooms, library, and outdoor Holocaust Remembrance Garden contribute to a rich and inclusive community atmosphere, welcoming both residents and visitors into the Reena experience.

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