Results & Research

An Idea with Proven Impact

Since 2001, Pathways to Education has been recognized for its track record of producing outstanding results.

  • Average youth participation rates of more than 80 per cent
  • High school graduation rates have increased by an average of 85 per cent in communities where the Pathways Program is offered
  • 74 per cent of students who graduated from high school while in the Pathways Program have gone onto post-secondary education or training
  • The Pathways Program generates a $24 social return for every $1 invested (Boston Consulting Group)

What the Experts are Saying

McKinsey & Company’s report on student retention and success in Quebec identifies the Pathways Program as one of four programs most likely to reduce poverty and dropout rates in the province of Quebec. 

Monitor Group partner and author of the book “Forces for Good” Heather McLeod Grant, says “never before have we seen such impressive results.”

United Nations independent expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall, highlights the Pathways Program as one of the most outstanding educational models seen during her 2009 visit to Canada. 

The Boston Consulting Group concludes that Pathways to Education generates tremendous social economic value with a $24 return to society for every $1 invested in the Program. (Read more about the Boston Consulting Group’s Assessment of the Pathways to Education program)


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.

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The Return on Investment

With a focus on identifiable and quantifiable benefits, primarily higher taxes paid and reduced government transfer payments, conclusions about the Pathways Program’s direct impact on society are impressive.

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Success Stories

Today, more than 4,000 students have completed the Pathways Program and are already making their own mark in the world pursuing a wide range of education and career opportunities.

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Awards & Recognition

Pathways to Education is the proud recipient of support and recognition from the following individuals and organizations.

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