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The generosity of our supporters provides us with the vital resources needed to help thousands of students in Canada overcome barriers to education and graduate from high school. This year, their support continues to be more critical than ever.

Donor Spotlights

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“As the current Vice-Chair of the Alumni Advisory Committee, I strongly believe in the work Pathways has been doing in low-income communities across Canada. And as an alum of the Pathways Regent Park location, I have experienced firsthand the profound impact the program has on young people. I donate because I believe education is the vital key to breaking the cycle of poverty in communities.”

– Montaha Zaman

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“As an educator, I strongly believe in the transformational power of education. Pathways is making a significant difference in the lives of young people. As a Pathways supporter, I had the opportunity to witness the dedication of volunteers at several program locations across the country. This instilled more confidence in my support towards Pathways’ initiatives, as it leads many youth to reach their fullest potential and paves their way to a promising future.”

– Vimla Luchmun-Kunthasami

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“We believe the education of youth is the most sustainable contributor to progressive change in our society. Pathways breaks down barriers for students who need it most by providing them with necessary supports and leveling the playing field, and that’s why we support the program.”

– Brian Bimm & Margaret Lynch

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Corporate Champion Spotlights

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Scotiabank’s Commitment to Newcomer and Immigrant Youth Throughout the Pandemic

Young newcomers to Canada often experience feelings of isolation, language barriers, and difficulties adjusting to their life in a new country. The pandemic has also introduced additional challenges—from increased financial pressures, lack of internet access, or quiet places to study.

Through a partnership with Scotiabank, we are supporting more newcomer and immigrant students and helping make their transition to Canada easier by ensuring the optimal environment for personal development and academic success. Through ScotiaRISE, the Bank's 10-year $500 million initiative that aims to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups, Scotiabank’s commitment is helping prepare newcomer and immigrant youth for life beyond high school and giving them the skills needed to thrive in a post-pandemic world. Scotiabank has been a partner of Pathways for 20 years, and we are proud to call them a dedicated supporter of the Pathways Program.

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The Newlands Family Foundation and Shawn Kimel & Kate Schatzky Step Up to Support Future Pathways Students

Pathways recently launched a new giving program: Class Champions. The first group of Class Champions supporters have made a four-year commitment to help ensure that this past year's Grade 9 students, the future graduating class of 2025, have the support and resources needed to graduate from high school and transition to post-secondary education and meaningful employment. This investment will provide students with access to programming that incorporates new technologies and fosters creativity and curiosity, equipping them with the competencies and skills to succeed in the 21st century job market.

By supporting this program, Class Champions demonstrate their belief in the potential of youth and an understanding of how important it is to help them reach it. We are especially grateful to The Newlands Family Foundation and Shawn Kimel & Kate Schatzky for their substantial initial commitments to support the Class Champions program.

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Improving Program Access in Quebec with Support from Desjardins and Chamandy Foundation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect students living in low-income communities, the Pathways Program has received substantial support to ensure that Pathways students in Quebec continue to develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in high school.

We are proud to highlight two partners helping expand the Pathways Program across the province: Desjardins Group and Chamandy Foundation. Their investment, along with many other committed supporters, including the Government of Quebec, enables Pathways to significantly broaden our reach in the province to support more Quebec youth to graduate from high school and build the foundation for a successful future.