Pathways to Education

Surrey & Vancouver

The Pathways to Education provides a holistic combination of academic, financial, social, and one-on-one supports geared towards removing barriers to education and graduation, promoting healthy youth development. With the support of program staff and volunteers, youth set academic goals, address barriers to their education journey, and develop life skills.

In addition, the program offers resources and support for a successful transition to post-secondary education, training, or employment. Through program participation, youth become eligible for a scholarship towards post-secondary applications and tuition (subject to funding).





      You must be living in or connected to the Strathcona, Chinatown and Downtown Eastside communities, be 18 and under and be enrolled (or in the process) in high school.

      Youth must be living in the Guildford or Whalley neighbourhoods, be 18 and under and be enrolled (or in the process) in high school.

      Entrance Requirements

      Living in or connected to the V6A postal code in Vancouver.

      Living in the Whalley or Guildford neighbourhoods in Surrey.

      Attending Highschool or being in the process of attending school.

      We welcome self-referrals, as well as referrals from schools and the community.

      In the Virtual Pathways option, we accept youth living in or outside the communities we serve that are in high school and comfortable accessing academic support online.


      Surrey (Guildford/Whalley)

      10453 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 5B1

      Vancouver (Chinatown, Downtown Eastside and Strathcona neighbourhoods)


      Monday – Friday varying hours

      Other Resources

      Pathways to Education

      2022 Annual Report

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      Vancouver Consent to Contact for Registration Form

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      Surrey Consent to Contact for Registration Form

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      FAQs – Pathways to Education

      Youth Outreach Worker will connect with you and your parent/guardian to set up a time to meet and complete a registration form and share in-depth about the program.

      Youth can enter the program in grade 8 and stay until they graduate or exit school and/or until they turn 19.

      If you are registered in Pathways and move, you will make a plan with your Youth Outreach Worker on whether you will transfer to a different program location or stay in the program.

      You are still eligible to join the program. Contact us for more information.

      You and your Youth Outreach Worker will make a plan around this.

      Next Steps

      If you would like to register a youth for the program please download the

      Referral Form