Stories of Success

See the difference Pathways has made in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Hader invites us to join him for Giving Tuesday

Hader invites us to join him for Giving Tuesday

Pathways often talks about how high school graduates are more likely to volunteer and give back to their community. That’s certainly been the case for me.  A few months after my family immigrated to Canada, my mom became very sick. Then she became partially paralyzed....

The Next Big Thing: Co-designing virtual services with youth

The Next Big Thing: Co-designing virtual services with youth

Pathways Ottawa’s Design Sprint is tapping into youths’ imagination as young people co-design virtual services with their fellow students as the end user in mind. Participating students engaged in human-centered design techniques and processes to identify prevalent...

Warren’s next step

Warren’s next step

Warren graduated from Pathways Kitchener in 2020. He is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.   Warren has always been an active person. With siblings and friends involved in competitive sports, it made sense for him to follow the same path....

Changing the Lives of Youth Through Volunteerism

Changing the Lives of Youth Through Volunteerism

This past year, over 1,900 volunteers across Canada gave their time to help Pathways students living in low-income communities. To celebrate this milestone, Pathways volunteers, staff, and students came together during this year’s National Volunteer Week. Here’s what...

When it comes to resilience, Pathways Program Partners lead the way

When it comes to resilience, Pathways Program Partners lead the way

When Christian Perreault heard that he would become the director of the new Pathways Program location in Joliette, he had big goals in mind. In the Lanaudière region, where Joliette is located, one of the main challenges this new Pathways partnership could address was...

Do you know what Ever Deadly means?

Do you know what Ever Deadly means?

This is a guest post from Pytor Hodgson, CEO of Three Things Consulting. Pytor, who is Anishnaabe, has actively supported youth and communities since his teenage years through his work with Three Things, a firm actively engaged with the Pathways Program.  This summer,...

Jerry’s big dream

Jerry’s big dream

Jerry wants to be a tech founder. It's a dream he's had since joining Pathways Vancouver in Grade 8. But for many students living in low-income communities, barriers to finishing high school create a gap between them and their dreams. Whether it’s a lack of...

Why we spend time building relationships with students

Why we spend time building relationships with students

“Every time we meet a youth, from the very beginning of the program, we check in around school. And then, we’ll talk about health, relationships, hopes and dreams. That’s what makes it possible for us to do good work with young people. If you have the relationships,...

My Path to Pathways: Staff Spotlight on Elaine Dukuly

My Path to Pathways: Staff Spotlight on Elaine Dukuly

Having joined Pathways Winnipeg as an Student Parent Support Worker (SPSW) in 2010, the close connections Elaine has fostered with the students are strengths that she brings into her new role as Program Director. Keep reading to hear about her journey to Pathways and...

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