Reena Foundation transforms lives

Reena Foundation raises funds to improve the lives of people with Autism and other developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other diverse health needs.

As the fundraising arm of Reena, we support transformational housing projects and vital programs including Day, Respite and Employment.

Reena Receives Record Breaking Grant

Reena receives record breaking grant of $43.9 million from the Government of Canada through CMHC’s Rapid Housing Initiative.

The announcement was made by the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton—Lawrence, on behalf of the Honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, alongside Mike Colle, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Eglinton-Lawrence, City of Toronto.

Other speakers included Reena CEO Bryan Keshen, Reena Board Chair, Wendy Bellack-Viner, and Jamie, a Reena resident who shared his lived experience.

Reena is taking action to address the housing crisis affecting the most vulnerable members of our community, from all faiths and cultures.

Reena’s newest intentional community, The Frankfort Family Reena Residence, located at 165 Elm Ridge Drive, will be a 20-storey building providing 106 affordable housing units for individuals and families in need of supportive, accessible, and affordable housing.

Reena is grateful for the support of Deputy Mayor Councillor Colle, the City of Toronto, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, our generous donors and many others who helped us achieve our goal of providing deeply affordable supportive housing for vulnerable citizens.

Spotlight On Events

Proceeds support many initiatives

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12th Annual Striking for Reena

May 5, 2024

Splitsville Richmond Hill

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Reena Rumble 2024

February 6, 2024

The Warehouse Event Venue

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Reena 50th Gala - POSTPONED

November 7, 2023

Venu Event Space

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Golf at the Briars 2023

August 8, 2023

The Briars Golf Club


Building for the Future

Your Support Transforms Lives

Your donations fuel Reena’s housing and many transformative programs, all of which promote dignity, individuality, independence, personal growth and community inclusion for people with diverse needs within the framework of Jewish culture and values.


The Frankfort Family Reena Residence



Reena's Vital Programs


Creating Opportunities Since 1973

Watch how individuals supported by Reena are impacted by your support.


Remarkable People

Talk About Commitment

When Reena was founded fifty years ago, it was done so with a lot of heart. The heart and determination of a group of people who wanted to find a place for developmentally challenged individuals to live independently and to thrive.