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Pathways is a program for individuals over the age of 14 with disabilities that focuses on developing skills to foster confidence and community engagement.


Pathways Initiative 
Pathways uses an evidence-based approach to inform program delivery. Individuals will build functional skills with the goal to enhance community navigation, money education and decision-making skills in their community through various experiential learning opportunities with local community connections. 
Pathways is proud to work with various community connections to enhance the learning experience for participants. Some notable community connections include but are not limited to:

  • Durham Regional Police Services
  • Durham Regional Transit
  • Metrolinx & Whitby GO
  • The Real Canadian Superstore
  • Whitby Public Library
  • Town of Whitby
Pathways is looking for participants who…
  • want to gain confidence navigating their community
  • want to improve their skills and knowledge of the community
  • are 14 years or older and have a disability

Pathways Day Session:
Pathways day session is designed to introduce individuals to frequented community settings such as shopping, recreation and dining out, while teaching important functional skills, related to transit awareness, money education and decision-making. Experiential learning takes place at these frequented community locations. Individuals will learn how to navigate these settings with support from Abilities Centre staff as well as community members. A strong focus of Pathways day session is transit awareness and individuals will take public transit regularly to community locations. 
Length: 12 weeks, 2 days a week
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $450
Pathways Evening Session:
Pathways evening program is designed to introduce youth to community engagement by building skills and awareness related to transit, going out, recreation and dining out.
Length: 11 weeks, 1 night a week
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $215
For more information, please contact or 905-665-8500 x116 or fill out our Participant Profile to get started: 

Participant Profile 

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