YouthLink’s Pathways to Education™ Scarborough Village is a community based education program designed to lower the dropout rate among high-school students from economically disadvantaged communities and increase their opportunity for success in high-school and beyond.

The role of a Pathway’s Mentor is to provide social support and to engage in positive motivational role modeling and skills building opportunities for youth during program time.  You will work with grade 9 & 10 high school students in the Markham and Eglinton area (Scarborough Village), assisting staff with program design, developing sporting activities, arts based and group games as well as co-facilitate with other mentors during mentoring sessions.

Hours– we need volunteers interested in athletics, urban and cultural arts, willing to commit 2 hours per week Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 5:00-8:00pm from September to June.

  • Some experience working with grade 9 & 10 high school students
  • Ability to appropriately role model, engage, and providing skills building opportunities
  • Provide and facilitate engaging recreational, creative, artistic, and cultural activities
  • Work effectively within a team environment and confidently lead small groups of youth in weekly activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge about the challenges youth may face in high need neighbourhoods.


  • Have previous experiences and/or an interest in working with youth in a constructive and meaningful manner
  • Have a completed police clearance background  letter not less than 3 months old from date of application
  • Able to find resources and use creative ability,  interests, or  knowledge to share with youth
  • Be aware of youth issues and the challenges in Scarborough priority areas to respond in a  culturally sensitive, competent, non-judgmental and open-minded manner
  • Demonstrate compassion and understanding towards the youth

To apply or for more information please email your resume to or call 647-351-0091 ext 221

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.


Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.


Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.