About the Scarborough Village Community
Scarborough Village is located in the South-East end of Toronto. The community is ethnically and linguistically diverse and is densely populated predominantly by newcomers and first-generation immigrants from South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean countries. There are over 15,000 residents within a two kilometre area and a high proportion of single-parent families, children, and youth. Almost one-third of students living in Scarborough Village are not completing high school.
Scarborough Village is a community in which many residents are active and engaged. However, it is also wrestling with many socio-economic issues related to poverty, unemployment, education, affordable housing, immigration, and family breakdown. Other youth issues include: few links between the schools and families in the community; poor transportation access; lack of access to commercial and community services (no high school, bank or post office in the community); and very little after school programming.
In 2014, Toronto City Council designated Scarborough Village as a Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA), requiring infrastructure investment and improvement of community services. Pathways Scarborough was launched in the Fall of 2009 and now has almost 400 students enrolled in the Program.
The catchment area for the Pathways Scarborough Village is reflected in the map below.
Pathways Scarborough Village is located at:
1-3545 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1M 1R6
Tel: 647-351-0091 x 222
Pathways Scarborough Village is administered by host agency Youthlink, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, guidance, and opportunities to vulnerable youth so that they can make positive life choices. To visit Youthlink’s website, please click here.
How to Join
All students in the building catchment area are eligible to enrol in the Pathways Program, regardless of their academic performance or economic circumstance. Initial enrolment begins in Grade 9 and students remain in the Program until the end of Grade 12, however students may join the Program in any high school grade where applicable. The Pathways Program is at no cost to the participants. If you would like to join the Pathways Program and are currently enrolled in high school, please contact [email protected]
How to Volunteer
The Pathways to Education Program requires skilled and committed volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative program, that makes a positive difference in the lives of youth and their families. Both one-on-one and group tutoring positions are available and training is provided. Recruitment is ongoing. Join the dedicated team of Pathways volunteers and you will see how your time contribution will make a difference in the lives of Scarborough Village youth.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Pathways Scarborough Village, please contact the following people and let know them your area of interest and expertise: