We’re building a nation of high school graduates and empowered youth.

Our Impact

Higher education

71% of Pathways graduates transition to post-secondary education or training 

Annual income

The Pathways Program increases annual income of graduates by 19% compared to their peers 

Employment rates

The Pathways Program increases employment rates of graduates by 14% compared to their peers

Canadian society

1:24 social return on investment 

Lifetime benefit

Every Pathways graduate = up to $600,000 lifetime benefit to society 

Graduation rates

Proven increase in graduation rates of up to an average of 85%

The Societal Benefits

Cycle of poverty

Graduating from high school increases lifetime earnings, helping to break the cycle of generational poverty. 

Economic growth

High school graduation better positions young people for employment, providing a boost for the Canadian economy.

Healthcare

Increasing the high school graduation rate reduces public health care costs as graduates are more likely to live healthier lifestyles. 

Workforce skills gap

Graduating from high school increases future potential as graduates can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue further education or skilled professions. 

Community safety

Youth who graduate from high school are at less risk of unemployment and are less likely to engage in risky behaviour. 

Low-income living

High school graduates earn more over their lifetime than their non-graduating peers, increasing their overall standard of living. 

Civic engagement

High school graduates are more likely to vote, volunteer, donate to causes, and give back to their communities.  

Program Results

 

Pathways communities 

There are currently 20 Pathways Program locations across Canada helping thousands of youth graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty. 

Toronto

Pathways Regent Park
2084 graduates since 2001

Pathways Rexdale
657 graduates since 2007

Pathways Lawrence Heights
592 graduates since 2007

Pathways Scarborough Village
457 graduates since 2009

Ontario

Pathways Kitchener
792 graduates since 2007

Pathways Ottawa
635 graduates since 2007

Pathways Hamilton
424 graduates since 2009

Pathways Kingston
246 graduates since 2010

Nova Scotia

Pathways Halifax
242 graduates since 2010

Manitoba

Pathways Winnipeg
205 graduates since 2010

Montreal

Pathways Verdun
283 graduates since 2007

Pathways Pointe-Saint-Charles
27 graduates since 2013

Pathways Lachine
First cohort of students graduating soon!

Quebec

Pathways Shawinigan
105 graduates since 2012

Pathways Mashteuiatsh
First cohort of students graduating soon!

Pathways Sherbrooke
First cohort of students graduating soon!

British Columbia

Pathways Vancouver
First cohort of students graduating soon!

Alberta

Pathways Edmonton
First cohort of students graduating soon!

Saskatchewan

Pathways Saskatoon
First cohort of students graduating soon!

New Brunswick

Pathways Saint John
First cohort of students graduating soon!

Our future depends on their education.

 

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Together, we can make Canada a country where all youth have an equal opportunity to graduate from high school and build the foundation for their future success.