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Office Hours

8 Taber Road, Etobicoke, Ont M9W 3A4
Dates & Times

Monday to Friday 

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Programming Hours

Elmbank JMA, 10 Pittsboro Dr. Toronto. ON. M9V 3R4
Dates & Times

Monday to Thursday

  • 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pathways to Education Rexdale

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.

The Pathways to Education program was created to reduce the high school drop-out rate of youth in various communities. It has proven to be highly successful, reducing drop-out rates by as much as 80 per cent and ensuring that ‘at-risk’ students are able to access post-secondary education through the supports that the program provides. Rexdale CHC’s Pathways to Education program started in August 2007 and supports students from grade 9 to grade 12 at more than 30 high schools.

Every year, our Pathways program enrolls eligible students in grade 8 living in the Jamestown area. Once enrolled in the Pathways program, students receive a comprehensive set of supports, which include:

Supports

  • Tutoring:   Academic support in all core subjects
  • Mentoring:  Social supports focused on issues such as social skills building, leadership, health and career planning
  • Student-Parent Support Workers:  An individual assigned to each student to provide advocacy support, help them problem solve and connect with parents, schools, teachers etc.
  • Financial Support:  Bursary is available to students’ base on eligibility criteria.

Pathways to Education provides bus tickets or meal coupons for all students enrolled in the program who meet the program requirements. 

How to Join

All students in the geographic catchment area and those students who attend Elmbank JMA, Greenholme JMS and St. Dorothy Catholic School in grade 8 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, please contact Madina Wasuge at madina.wasuge@rexdalechc.com or call 416-743-5552 ext 2222 or Angela Brown-Knight at angela.brown@rexdalechc.com at 416-743-5552 ext 2375.

 

Catchment Area

The geographic catchment area for Pathways to Education Rexdale is:

South: John Garland Road
East: Kipling Avenue
North: Albion Road and Finch Avenue West
West: Martingrove Road

 

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 Rexdale’s (Jamestown) youth.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor or group mentor with Pathways Rexdale, please contact Suad Aden, Volunteer Administrator at suad.aden@rexdalechc.com or call 416-743-5552 ext. 2281. 

Pathways to Education Rexdale (Jamestown) is located at:

Pathways to Education - Rexdale
8 Taber Road
Toronto, ON M9W 3A4

Tel: 416-743-5552 ext. 2222 Fax: 416-743-2062

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.

Contact Information

To speak to the student support worker, contact Angela Brown-Knight at angela.brown@rexdalechc.com or call 416-743-5552 ext 2375.

Support with mentoring and accessing your bursary or applying for scholarships, contact Lenore Simbulan at lenore.simbulan@rexdalechc.com or call 416-743-5552 ext 2372

Support with tutoring please contact Sunita Kak at sunita.kak@rexdalechc.com or call 416-743-5552 ext 2230

To speak to the director of the Pathways to Education Rexdale program, please contact Madina Wasuge at madina.wasuge@rexdalechc.com, or call 416-743-5552 ext 2222 / 416- 786-1358 (cell).

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