Program Results

Pathways Program results continue to far exceed early hopes to reduce the dropout rate of youth in low-income communities to a level that was similar to the city average.

In all of our Program locations across Canada, graduation rates continue to increase significantly along with the number Pathways students going on to post-secondary education, training, or employment.

Our many years of successful results and reporting continue to prove the Program’s effectiveness with:

  • Participation rates of more than 80 per cent of the youth in Pathways communities
  • Improved graduation rates – increasing by an average of up to 85 per cent in communities where Pathways is offered 
  • Close to three quarters of all Pathways students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways Program have gone on to post-secondary education or training

Since graduation and post-secondary metrics are available only at the end of a student’s high school career, Pathways also tracks key "intervening variables." These metrics – including community enrolment, school attendance, and credit accumulation – are timely, and give an early indication of probable success.

These metrics are displayed yearly in our annual results summary.

Our latest results summary



Goss Gilroy Inc., Evaluation of the Pathways to Education Program

An evaluation of the Pathways to Education Program was conducted between June 2016 and January 2017 by Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI), an independent evaluation firm located in Ottawa, Ontario. The objective of the evaluation was to provide Pathways to Education Canada and its funders with evidence-based findings, conclusions, and recommendations upon which to base future Pathways Program decisions.

Click here to read the Executive Summary of the Goss Gilroy Inc., Evaluation of the Pathways to Education Program

Pathways Results Recognized by Charity Intelligence Canada 

Since 2009, Pathways to Education has consistently been named as a recommended charity by Charity Intelligence Canada – a research organization championing charities that deliver high impact for donor investment. Pathways is honoured to be recognized for excellence in addressing a social issue, cost efficiency, and for having a track record of producing outstanding results for Canadians in need.