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