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Every year, thousands of Canadian students make the life-altering decision to drop out of high school. In some of the country’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods, more than 50 per cent of students do not graduate high school, taking a dramatic toll on our communities, our health and justice systems, and our economy.

Pathways to Education is helping youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. Pathways addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates.

The Pathways program provides a comprehensive set of academic, financial and social supports to youth. The results of this unique program have been groundbreaking, reducing high school dropout rates by as much as 70 per cent, and increasing the rate at which youth go on to college or university by up to 300 per cent.

Founded in 2001, Pathways operates nationally across Canada with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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The Pathways Model

Pathways’ innovative, community-based program has been helping youth in low-income communities stay in school and graduate to post-secondary for more than 10 years.

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Our Leadership

The staff of Pathways to Education Canada set the strategic goals for the organization and execute the annual operating plans.

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Our Donors

The generosity of our donors provides life-changing opportunities for youth across Canada. Thank you for helping us build a nation where all youth have the opportunity to graduate.

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The Pathways to Education program was born out of the vision of Regent Park’s Community Health Centre: that the children of the community would become the doctors, nurses, social workers, community health workers, and administrators of the Health Centre and within the community.

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Press Room

If you are a journalist looking for insight, an expert quote, or a story, please contact us for more information or to arrange an interview with staff, students or volunteers from Pathways to Education.

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In the News

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We believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success and that our donors are entitled to the greatest impact possible for their investment.

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