Pathways to Education

Every year, thousands of Canadian students make the life-altering decision to drop out of high school. In low-income communities across Canada, the high school dropout rate can reach up to 50 per cent, taking a dramatic toll on our communities, our health and justice systems, and our economy.

Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.

The Pathways to Education Program™ provides a comprehensive set of academic, financial, social, and one-on-one supports to youth. The results of this unique Program have been groundbreaking, graduation rates have improved by an average of up to 85 per cent across communities where Pathways is offered. Founded in 2001, Pathways operates across Canada with Program locations in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.



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February 27, 2019

In response to the high number of young women dropping out of high school within their community, Pathways to Education in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal, developed a project called “She Heroes” to open up opportunities for young women and inspire them to succeed.