About the Rexdale Community
Rexdale is located in North Etobicoke, in the northwest end of Toronto. The community is culturally diverse and has a history of strong community spirit. However, it is also wrestling with many socio-economic issues related to poverty, unemployment, immigration, affordable housing, education, and family breakdown.
In October 2005, Toronto City Council designated Rexdale as one of 13 priority neighbourhoods, requiring infrastructure investment and improvement of community services. As such, in August 2007 the Rexdale Pathways to Education Program was launched across more than 30 different high schools. The Rexdale Pathways program is offered through an alliance between United Way of Greater Toronto and Pathways Canada.
The catchment area for Rexdale Pathways is:
South: John Garland Road
East: Kipling Avenue
North: Albion Road and Finch Avenue West
West: Martingrove Road
The Rexdale (Jamestown) Pathways to Education Program is located at:
Pathways to Education - Rexdale
2141 Kipling Ave, Unit 3
Etobicoke, ON M9W 4K8
Tel: 416-743-5552 ext. 222
Pathways to Education Rexdale is administered by host agency Rexdale Community Health Centre, a multi-service centre offering free quality health care, community support and activities for people of all ages and all cultures. To visit the Health Centre’s website, please click here.
How to Join
All students in the geographic 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 grades 9 – 12, you or your parent/guardian can contact Madina Wasuge at [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, which can make 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 Rexdale’s (Jamestown) youth.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor or group mentor in the Pathways Rexdale program, please contact Lenore Simbulan, Program Coordinator, Mentoring at [email protected] and let her know your area of interest and expertise.