YouthLink offers Pathways to Education™, a community based program designed to lower the dropout rate among high-school students from economically disadvantaged communities. The program offers academic, social, financial, and advocacy support in order to increase their opportunity for success in high school and beyond. The role of the Pathways Tutor is to provide academic support and to engage in positive role modeling for youth during program time. You will work with students from Grade 9 to 12 in the Markham and Eglinton area (Scarborough Village).

  • Understand the challenges to high-school success the participants face with the ability to maintain a positive and upbeat demeanor with all youth
  • Participate consistently in tutoring sessions, working both one-on-one and in small groups assisting students with academic tasks/homework
  • Successfully complete an orientation session and any ongoing training
  • Availability of a minimum of 1.5 hours a week from September to June


  • Previous experience and/or interest in working with youth
  • Ability to build rapport, make connections, motivate and develop trust
  • Be a high school graduate and/or enrolled in post-secondary institution and have expertise in core subjects including: English, French, Math, History, and Science
  • Develop study strategies, organizational, time management skills, actively engage and encourage students
  • Valid police reference check is mandatory


  • Volunteers contribute greatly to students adjusting to high-school in a healthy way, succeeding academically, and growing socially
  • Volunteers support the growth of communities by ensuring the success of youth and have an opportunity to gain experience on how to interact with youth and become a positive role model in young people’s lives.

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.