Graduation Nation Council

An exclusive group of our most generous and committed supporters, Graduation Nation Council members receive privileged access to information, thought leaders and deeper engagement opportunities regarding our work.

The Graduation Nation Council recognizes current supporters whose cumulative gifts and pledges to Pathways to Education total $500,000 or more. 

The Council provides members with deeper program engagement, exclusive opportunities, research sneak peaks, and the opportunity to connect more directly with Pathways staff, students and alumni. 

Examples of benefits and activities Graduation Nation Council members enjoy:

  • special receptions
  • exclusive webinar series
  • and much more

For more information on how you or your organization can become members of the Graduation Nation Council, please contact Quinn Bingham at [email protected] or at 416-646-0123 ext: 201.

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Webinar Series

Gun Violence in Communities: A Pathways Perspective​

On Wednesday, September 26, Pathways to Education supporters, partners, and staff joined Owen Hinds, Pathways Program Director from Lawrence Heights, Toronto, to hear more about the impact of gun violence in the Lawrence Heights community. Specifically, he addressed the realities faced by the community, how Pathways provides safe, engaging spaces and opportunities for young people, and how Pathways works with community partners to support the community affected by this violence. 


New Results: A Pathways Forum

On Wednesday, March 28, Pathways to Education Canada’s most generous supporters, partners, and staff joined Konrad Glogowski, Director of Research and Evaluation at Pathways Canada, for an exclusive conversation about our recently released 2017 Results Summary.

The recently released 2017 Results Summary outlines the high-level results of the national Pathways Program for the 2015-2016 school year and how our innovative approach to programming continues to improve graduation rates and youth success across Canada.

Pathways to Education is a leader in research, measurement, and evaluation with groundbreaking results in youth-based programming, educational attainment, social engagement, and community programming. Now with 20 Pathways Program locations in eight provinces, Pathways has grown from a local community organization to serving more than 10,000 Pathways students and alumni across the country, which is a result of our ongoing focus on program impact and measurable results.

Removing Financial Barriers to Education: A Pathways Forum

Aaron House, Director, Post-Secondary and Alumni at Pathways to Education Canada led a discussion about how Pathways to Education is providing both short and long-term financial supports to Pathways students to help them graduate from high school and successfully transition to post-secondary education, training or employment.

The cost of pursuing post-secondary education continues to rise. Even with the post-secondary financial aid available from the federal and provincial government, youth from low-income communities still face financial barriers. Applications fees and the assumed minimum student contribution make the cost of a four-year post-secondary education far beyond what many can afford. The short and long-term financial support offered in the Pathways Program helps students overcome barriers to education.  Since 2001, Pathways to Education has been helping youth in low-income communities to graduate from high school and realize their full potential.

Council Members

The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation Greg Kiessling & Pam Isaak
Centraide du grand Montréal Nancy & Jon Love
CIBC Manulife
Citi Foundation Jim Meekison & Carolyn Keystone
Donner Canadian Foundation Microsoft Canada
Sam & Claire Duboc The Morrison Foundation
EY Northbridge Financial Corporation
Goldcorp Inc. Ontario Trillium Foundation
Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation President's Choice Children Charity
Government of Canada RBC Foundation
Government of Manitoba Rio Tinto
Great-West Life Assurance Company Scotiabank
Ethel Harris Shaw Communications Inc.
HSBC Bank Canada TD Bank Group
Jays Care Foundation The Slaight Family Foundation
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation UNIFOR Social Justice Fund
J &W Murphy Foundation The Windsor Foundation
  Robert & Joan Wright