Pathways to Education

Pathways Program Delivery

Pathways to Education is a national charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program creates positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. When students living in low-income communities graduate from high school, their families aren’t the only ones with a reason to celebrate. Graduation is the key to a more equitable economy, a healthier population, and a better future for all Canadians. Where you live can reduce the chances you will graduate from high school. That’s why providing students living in low-income communities with the support they need to graduate from high school is the first step toward poverty reduction.

The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation supports Pathways Program Delivery in Ontario,  impacting 50 students per year. In 2001 the program initially began in Regent Park in Toronto. Five years later, dropout rates had decreased by more than 70 percent and post-secondary attendance had increased by more than 300 percent. This success is attributed  to a holistic model that combines academic, financial, social and one-on-one support (of both parents and counsellors) to meet the individual needs of each youth during their high school experience to ensure graduation and success beyond. After the initial success, Pathways' charitable organization was formed to scale the program across the country.

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"The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation’s commitment to the Pathways Program has been critical to the success of the students we serve, helping us to continue making a difference in the lives of youth in Ontario and across Canada. The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation’s generosity is providing Pathways with the vital resources needed to help thousands of students overcome barriers to education and graduate from high school. We truly appreciate the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation’s dedication and support of our vision to break the cycle of poverty through education."

Quinn Bingham

Vice-President, Chief Development Officer (Acting CEO)