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

Our Impact

Graduation rates

In the 2021-22 school year, the average graduation rate in the communities that Pathways serves was 78%

Planning for life after school

Higher education

64% of Pathways graduates transitioned to post-secondary education or training in the 2021-22 school year

Canadian society

1:24 social return on investment—the Pathways Program delivers a social return of $24 on every dollar invested 

When long-term effects of the Pathways Program were evaluated, findings showed that:

Annual income

The annual income of graduates increased by 19% compared to their peers

Employment rates

The employment rate of graduates increased by 14% compared to their peers

Social assistance

Graduates experienced a reduced reliance on social assistance by more than a third

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.

Health care

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. 

Civic engagement

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

Low-income living

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

Pathways Communities 

There are currently 31 Pathways Program locations across Canada helping thousands of youth graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty. 


Pathways Edmonton
Since 2020

British Columbia

Pathways Surrey
Since 2017

Pathways Vancouver
Since 2014


Pathways Winnipeg
Since 2010

New Brunswick

Pathways Saint John
Since 2016

Nova Scotia

Pathways Halifax
Since 2010


Pathways Hamilton
Since 2009

Pathways Kingston
Since 2010

Pathways Kitchener
Since 2007

Pathways Ottawa
Since 2007

Pathways Thunder Bay
Since 2022

Ontario - Toronto

Pathways Lawrence Heights
Since 2007

Pathways Regent Park
Since 2001

Pathways Rexdale
Since 2007

Pathways Scarborough Village
Since 2009


Pathways City of Québec
Since 2020

Pathways Drummondville
Since 2020

Pathways Gatineau
Since 2020

Pathways Joliette
Since 2020

Pathways Laval
Since 2020

Pathways Longueuil
Since 2020

Pathways Mashteuiatsh
Since 2013

Pathways Matane
Since 2022

Pathways Matapédia
Since 2022

Pathways Sept-Îles
Since 2022

Pathways Shawinigan
Since 2012

Pathways Sherbrooke
Since 2013

Québec - Montréal

Pathways Lachine
Since 2014

Pathways Pointe-Saint-Charles
Since 2013

Pathways Verdun
Since 2007


Pathways Saskatoon
Since 2017

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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.