Providing career training and vocational opportunities for adults with developmental delays since 1999.
Who We Are
At Light a Dream, we believe that young adults living with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism are entitled to appropriate career training and vocational opportunities.
In recognition of the limited opportunities available to individuals with special needs, Light a Dream started a candle making business with the intention of promoting student's understanding of various business and economic principles. Through Light a Dream boutique, students are provided with a safe and secure work environment where they can gain confidence and learn at their own pace. In addition, while working with us, they are enhancing their self-esteem, social, interpersonal decision-making and leadership skills.
Our storefront located at 63B Donegani, Pointe-Claire, offers handmade quality candles made for you by special young adults. We have a wide variety of accessories and gifts that flows full circle back into our community.
Your support of our program is vital to the success of our mission.
Our program involves partnerships between education and industry in an effort to better prepare the students for a successful vocational future. Through a mix of classroom experiences and hands-on training in a variety of job placements, we are able to develop their work and social skills and expand the students' career choice opportunities.
What We Do
Light A Dream incorporates many objectives in order to meet the educational and vocational needs of our young adults.
Our main objective is to prepare students to succeed in a business environment by providing hands-on individualized training opportunities.
Another of our objectives is to enhance social, communication, decision-making and leadership skills.
Another objective is to increase our participants level of independence and autonomy so that they are better prepared to contribute to and be included in the business community.
Our store offers a wide variety of candles and products "handmade with love" by our students and Alumni. We also offer a wide variety of accessories from our trusted suppliers. We use quality paraffin, soy, and beeswax, with a variety of spectacular scents and essential oils to choose from. Every purchase helps our young adults establish an appreciation for the challenge of entrepreneurship and the necessary steps for launching and maintaining a business. Call us, email us, or drop us a line on social media with your custom orders or special requests.
Our products include:
Tea lights, votives, pillars and beeswax tapers
Hand painted bags
Handmade gifts and accessories
We offer themed workshops which are tailored to meet the needs of various individuals and groups i.e adults, children, daycare, special needs etc.
Help raise money for your school with our fundraising opportunities; available for schools and groups.
CUSTOM & CORPORATE ORDERS
Customize your order pertaining to your personal needs or order large quantities for corporate events.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES / WEDDING FAVOURS
Plan a candle-making workshop for your special day. We provide the instructions and supplies, and everyone gets to leave with what they've made.
Bring in your used containers and we will refill them with the colour and scent of your choice.