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Welcome to Melly's

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Apply for our Summer Program!

Our Interactive Summer Development Program is back and better than ever! Geared towards students aged 16-21 with an intellectual or developmental disability, this program is a deep dive into essential skills for personal and professional growth.

Program Details:⁣
- Duration: 9 weeks⁣
- Frequency: 4 sessions per week (Tuesday to Friday)⁣
- Time: Each session runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM⁣

What’s Included:⁣
1. Workplace Development:⁣
- Work through 16 interactive modules in our café and market, including Teamwork, Communication, Food and Beverage Preparation, Customer Service, and more!

2. Personal Development:⁣
- Grow through engaging activities and role-playing across 16 pillars like Independence, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, and Work Ethic.

3. Dreams and Goals:⁣
- Set achievable goals with our guided support, and start building your resume while focusing on future aspirations.

4. Friendship and Fun:⁣
- Enjoy perks like Coffee Bucks for café and market purchases, a café drink every session, take-home Dream Jars, baking sessions with taste testing, and a Summer Journal to document your journey. Plus, don’t miss out on our fun-packed end-of-summer party!

By summer’s end, participants will leave with a comprehensive journal detailing how they’ll continue to develop their skills at home and school.

Apply here!

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Workplace | Cafe | Market

Through our Café and Market, we offer the community a place to celebrate the participants in our development program and enjoy handcrafted drinks and food.

Our Workplace delivers Melly's Interactive Development Program.

An individualized, immersive experience built for the life-long learning and development of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Melly's Interactive Development Program

Development • Hands-on Experience • Friendship • Purpose • Belonging

Our hands-on program delivers 16 modules on workplace skills and 16 pillars on personal development, supporting the fundamental growth and skill-building required to pursue employment in the community.

We are located in downtown Whitby, accessible by public transit.


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"I want to be a part of everything, just like everybody else. A part of life."

- Melly

Melly's Dream

We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on the treaty & traditional territory of the Mississauga of Scugog Islands First Nation of the Mississauga Nation, on whose land we live, work and play. May we honour the knowledge and understanding of Indigenous stewards of these ancestral lands and ensure that the voices of the First Peoples are represented in our mission, training, and programs.