INTRODUCING MELLY'S WORKPLACE
Melly's Workplace is a registered charity that works for adults over the age of 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We provide the support and experiences that they are asking for through Melly's Market + Café, our not-for-profit café, which is open to the public.
Within this space, we deliver our exclusive Interactive Development Program.
Our program delivers 16 modules supporting the fundamental training and skill-building that adults with disabilities are asking for.
Charitable registration: 83808 1552 RR0001
MELLY'S INTERACTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
A HANDS-ON, INTERACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIENCE BUILDING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
- Personalized learning customized for individual needs
- Advocacy and Independence Centered
- Customer service and retail experience in a Café + Market setting with a supportive, side-by-side coach
- Social and Team Building Events
- Learning and growing in a safe and inclusive environment
Graduates will leave our program ready to share their skills in their community, at work and home. Each participant also receives individualized career planning and mentorship for future job placements. After graduation, friendships and connections are supported through ongoing social and community events offered at the café.
We are currently accepting applicants to our program for June and July 2023 start.JOIN US NOW!
Pursuing a masters in Critical Sociology focusing on how Indigenous peoples are represented in Ontario elementary schools and the Indigenous curriculum, with the goal of improving Indigenous settler-relations in compulsory educational settings.
Previous Teaching Assistant.
6 years experience training and supervising in a leading coffee environment.
Pursuing an undergrad in Social Work.
10+ years experience working with marginalized groups in a caregiving and coaching role including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
10+ years of retail and food service experience in supervisory and training roles.
Previous experience as a teaching assistant and bilingual coach.
Trained in Diversity, Equality & Inclusion.
- · Personalized training customized for needs and learning style
· In-class, in-person, hands-on coaching and education
· Retail experience in a Café + Market setting with coaching
· Social and Team Building Events
· Customer Service experience in a safe and inclusive environment
· Food, Cleaning, Health, Hygiene and Safety Training
· Food & Beverage Training
· Career Planning
· Community Inclusion in Durham Region
· Peer Mentoring
· Advocacy and Personal Security Training
· Awards, Incentives, Fun and Friendship
Pay in full + payment plans available. This program may be an eligible expense for government support services.
REAL-TIME LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Our state-of-the-art facility includes a café that is open to the public, kitchen, development room and market space. All AODA accessible.
Our development program is facilitated using equipment and tools that offer transferable skills and opportunities for each person to find new passion and talents.
NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND COMMUNITY
Our program prioritizes social connection through organized activities and events for each graduate of the program to continue connecting with their new-found friends.
Celebrating All Abilities through creating experiences for all
Melanie is 33 and starts each morning with a cafe mocha.
She makes her breakfast and then goes about her day, doing a little cleaning, some yoga, watching tv and making more meals as required.
Her life also includes Down Syndrome.
She dreams of a life she sees her sister and brothers living; working, going places, and friends.
Right now, for many adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it is only a dream.
We want to change that!
For more information, please reach out to : email@example.com
Melly’s Workplace is a registered charity 83808 1552 RR0001
Melly’s Market + Café is a non-profit facility supporting the development and life experiences for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.