Dr. Kate Tilleczek | Research Advisory Council Chair Announcement

Dr. Kate Tilleczek | Research Advisory Council Chair Announcement

Pathways to Education Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate Tilleczek as Chair of the organization’s Research Advisory Council. Pathways to Education is a charitable social innovation supporting youth in low-income communities to graduate from high...

It’s Time to Narrow the Tech Gap for Students

It’s Time to Narrow the Tech Gap for Students

The following was written by Sue Gillespie, Pathways to Education Canada’s President and CEO. As Ontario joins other provinces in announcing students won’t be returning to class this school year, a major societal inequity is being exposed—and it has the potential to...

Pathways to Well-being during the Pandemic

Pathways to Well-being during the Pandemic

With schools closed, teaching and learning taking place online, and in-person after-school programs on pause, concern is growing about the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on students, especially those from low-income communities. It’s important to ask: what do...

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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income communities

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income communities

COVID-19 and the measures implemented to contain the virus have changed all aspects of life. Social distancing has required schools to close and youth and their families to self isolate. The outcomes of self-isolation measures are vast: academic disadvantages due to...

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! High school graduation marks the first of many incredible milestones on your journey to a brighter future. While I recognize that this is not how you imagined your graduation would look, this time is still a call for celebration....

Anti-Black Racism and Racism of Any Kind Cannot be Tolerated

Anti-Black Racism and Racism of Any Kind Cannot be Tolerated

At Pathways to Education, we know from our work with communities across the country that systemic racism is pervasive and significantly impacts a young person’s access to opportunities and chances of future success. The consequences affect entire families and...

Supporting Youth During COVID-19

Supporting Youth During COVID-19

The following article was written by four Pathways alumni: Nivethine (Scarborough Village, 2013), Aiman (Regent Park, 2012), Yvette (Kingston, 2016), and Maddy (Kingston, 2014). The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of young people, and...

Living in the COVID Era – THE NEXT NORMAL with Dave Trafford

Living in the COVID Era – THE NEXT NORMAL with Dave Trafford

Ontario announced today that kids won’t be back in class for the foreseeable future. While the effort to educate kids online is posing challenges for families across the country the question is: Do we have the digital capacity to do the job right? Sue Gillespie, the...

Access to Technology is No Longer a Luxury

Access to Technology is No Longer a Luxury

This global pandemic has exposed to many what Pathways to Education has seen firsthand for years: that access to technology is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity for educational success. The work we do removes barriers for youth living in low-income communities by...

Access to technology is more important than ever

Access to technology is more important than ever

Countries around the world are facing uncharted territory as we collectively battle the COVID-19 pandemic, and each of us is being presented with new challenges—the charitable sector is no different. Now more than ever, we need to come together to share our insight...

Pathways to Education Canada Response to COVID-19

Pathways to Education Canada Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our students, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. We are closely following the guidance of the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as provincial and local governments, to help support the ongoing safety...

Build pathways – CHCH Morning Live

Build pathways – CHCH Morning Live

Did you know that high school dropout rates in Canada average about 5% to 14%? And that number increases in low-income communities. Pathways to Education created a ‘Build Pathways’ campaign designed to make Canadians aware of some of the barriers that low-income...

Diverse City: Pathway to success – CityNews

Diverse City: Pathway to success – CityNews

Quebec’s public schools have a lower graduation rate than any other province in Canada. When it comes to low-income communities, that number jumps. Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed has the story. Watch this CityNews interview to hear directly from Amanda, a Pathways alum from...

Pathways Winnipeg – CTV News Winnipeg

Pathways Winnipeg – CTV News Winnipeg

It’s grad season and, as thousands of students are taking the stage in caps and gowns to celebrate years of studies coming to a close, Pathways Winnipeg is helping improve graduation rates. Jordan and Cheyenne join CTV Winnipeg to discuss the Pathways to Education...

Pathways to Education on Hamilton Life

Pathways to Education on Hamilton Life

Joining Hamilton Life are Tyler, a Pathways to Education Program alum, and Brent, Pathways Hamilton’s Program Director. Tune in as they discuss the Pathways Program in Hamilton, ON. Watch the full interview here.

Back to school in a brand new country – CBC

Back to school in a brand new country – CBC

“High school can be an intimidating environment for anyone. Now, imagine having to navigate the experience with an added challenge of being a recent immigrant. That's what happened to Roshaan Hajira. Roshaan's family moved to Canada from Lahore,...

New Education Program Could Be A Gamechanger – Country 94

New Education Program Could Be A Gamechanger – Country 94

“A new program will start this September that could be a gamechanger to help young people in the south end and Waterloo Village area get an education and break the cycle of poverty. Pathways to Education, an award winning program, is getting together with the...

Pathways Alum and Founder on Rogers Daytime Toronto

Pathways Alum and Founder on Rogers Daytime Toronto

Joining Rogers Daytime Toronto is, Pathways to Education founder, Carolyn Acker and, Pathways alum and staff member, Linda. Watch as they celebrate the graduation season and the Pathways Program. Access the full interview here.

Pathways celebrates the graduation season with CP24

Pathways celebrates the graduation season with CP24

Graduation season is on the radar for most high school students right across the country. Pathways to Education helps young people graduate from high school and successfully transition to post secondary education, training or employment. Joining CP24 is Pathways...

Pathways in Regent Park – Global News Toronto

Pathways in Regent Park – Global News Toronto

Fifteen years ago, a big problem was identified in Regent Park. There was a high school dropout rate of 56 per cent—twice the Toronto average. That was before Pathways to Education, an organization dedicated to supporting youth in low-income communities, got involved....

Helping underprivileged kids succeed in school – CP24

Helping underprivileged kids succeed in school – CP24

As students prepare to head back to class Pathways to Education is doing its part to keep kids in class. The Pathways to Education Program helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and transition into post secondary education, training, or...