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REES History

1989 
- June 1, 1989 Amalgamation of Reaching Out Employment and E-Quality Employment to form Reaching E-Quality Employment Services. 
- REES was located at 294 Portage Ave.
- Debbie Bean was appointed the first Executive Director of REES

1990
- Deaf Services Department was established
- The first REES Annual General Meeting

1991
- REES became computerized

1994
- 2 year strategic plan was established

1996
- 1st REES Hiring Incentive Project (RHIP)
- Sunshine Salute fundraising dinner

1998
- 1st REES Internship Project (RINT)
- 1st REES Youth Employment Project (YEP)

1999 
- REES contributes to WorkInk, a virtual employment resource for job seekers

2000
- Townhall meeting to discuss fee-for-service options for REES

2001
- “Evening of Fine and ART” at Norwood Hotel

2002
- REES moves to 1200 Portage Ave.
- Teresa Andreychuk appointed Executive Director
- Wall of Diversity/Puzzle Wall unveiled. (Developed by Val Whettell as a Donor Recognition Wall for REES.)

2003
- Increased Public Relations/Fundraising focus
- Disability Management  project for small employers
- 1st ARTcetera fundraising auction 
- REES won the inaugural MECCA Award

2004
- REES presented the Inaugural President’s Award from the Manitoba Business Leadership Network

2005
- United Way Special Project Funding
- Partnership with Manitoba WorkInfoNet to host new disability website

2007
- Inga Johnson Mychasiw appointed Acting Executive Directo

2008
- First REES Awards – Celebrating the Stars Event 
- First Open House and Donor Recognition Event
- REES recognized by Breakfast Television as a City Hero

2009 
- REES 20th Anniversary Celebrations
- REES Awards, Celebrating the Stars 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
- REES AGM and 20th Birthday Party
- Teresa Andreychuk returns to REES as Executive Director

2014
- REES 25th Anniversary Celebrations
- REES Awards, Celebrating the Stars 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner
- REES AGM and 25th Birthday Party
- Keynote Speaker Bill Klein from TLC's "The Little Couple"
- Heather Korol appointed Executive Directo

Sourced from REES archives.  If you have a historic fact about REES please feel to share it with us at info@re-es.org.