President & CEO
Tracey is a thought leader and social entrepreneur with two decades of experience in education leadership. She has a deep understanding of pragmatic ways to facilitate transitions through education for diverse groups that fit outside of traditional systems, by ensuring they have access to personalized learning tools, supports, and resources. Most recently, she led the creation of York University’s School of Continuing Studies, launched in 2015 to address Canada’s largest labour market gaps. Tracey’s leadership style focuses on unlocking the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver strong and resilient social programming.
National Board of Directors
As the governing body of Pathways to Education Canada, the National Board of Directors oversees our policy development, sets our strategic direction, and monitors our performance against our goals.
Vincent Mercier, Chair
Partner, Davies LLP
Lori Pearson, Vice-Chair
Sr. Managing Partner & COO, Brookfield Asset Management
Katherine Gibson, Treasurer
SVP Finance & Controller, RBC
Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder
Director of Education, Membertou First Nation
Executive Chairman & Founder, Kingsdale Advisors
Educator, B.Ed, M.Ed, D.E.A.
CEO, Plus Company
EVP, Canadian Operations, Canada Life
Chair & CEO, EY Canada
VP, Chief Technology & Operations Support Officer, McDonalds
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University
Nisita Tappata (Pathways Canada Alum)
Integrations Ecosystem, POAP inc.
National Campaign Cabinet
The National Campaign Cabinet is a group of volunteer leaders who use their networks to support our fundraising initiatives, help plan our major campaigns, and direct our funding.
Jay Mehr, Co-Chair
President, Shaw Communications Inc.
Founder, Pathways to Education
Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications Inc.
Principal, B+H Architects
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Managing Director, Aluminum – Atlantic, Rio Tinto
Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets Canada
President and Co-Founder, Hollywood Suite Inc.
Central Leader, EY
Investment Counsellor, Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
President and CEO, Northbridge Financial Corp.
Research Advisory Council
The Research Advisory Council is an advisory body of accomplished Canadian researchers from diverse fields who share research and feedback and provide us with critical evidence-based insights.
Royal Canadian Air Cadets Program, Pathways to Education Program Alumna
Law Student, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Pathways to Education Program Alumna
Amanee Elchehimi, MPH
Director of Innovation & Sustainability, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Eunice Chong, MPH
Acting Director, Research and Evaluation, Pathways to Education Canada
Jen Gilbert, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
Karen Robson, PhD
Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Academic Achievement and At-Risk Youth, MacMaster University
Senior Director for Ecosystem Development, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Shauna MacKinnon, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, University of Winnipeg
Véronique Dupéré, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Alumni Advisory Committee
The Alumni Advisory Committee is a group of Pathways alumni who guide our decision-making and facilitate our alumni engagement.
Pathways Halifax, 2015
Pathways Regent Park, 2010
Pathways Scarborough Village, 2017
Hamshaa Sivaruban, Secretary
Pathways Regent Park, 2014
Pathways Hamilton, 2019
Pathways Regent Park, 2008
Pathways Kingston, 2014
Montaha Zaman, Vice Chair
Pathways Regent Park, 2009
Pathways Scarborough Village, 2014
Richard Fung, Chair
Pathways Regent Park, 2005
Pathways Scarborough Village, 2013
Pathways Hamilton, 2013
National Indigenous Advisory Circle
The members of the National Indigenous Advisory Circle are Indigenous leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs from across the country. Their role is to lend their knowledge and expertise that helps to build awareness and understanding of the cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples with the goal of increasing Indigenous graduation rates across Canada.
Fisher River Cree Nation
Student Parent Support Worker – CEDA Pathways Winnipeg
Dale D. Awasis
ThunderChild First Nation, Saskatchewan
Director of Education, Tallcree Tribal Government, Tallcree Alberta
Elder Mae Louise Campbell
Resident Elder at Mount Carmel Clinic and Co-Founder of the Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre
Dr. Marie Delorme
Métis Nation of Alberta
CEO, The Imagination Group
Director of Education, Membertou Mi’kmaq First Nation
Council Chair, CEA/EdCan Network
Co-Founder of the Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre (Winnipeg)
M’Chigeen First Nation
Anishinaabemowin Akinoomaage-Kwe, Languages, Literatures, Cultures Department, Queen’s University miinwaa (and) Limestone District School Board.
Educational Consultant for Three Things Consulting and for the Kingston Indigenous Language nest.
Dauphin River First Nation
Director, Indigenous Inclusion Directorate, Ministry of Education
We are grateful for and acknowledge the past participation of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Sunburst Consulting, and we are actively seeking further Inuit representation and guidance on our National Indigenous Advisory Circle.