Pathway Community Programs is a non-profit organization that provides free programs for children and caregivers in the Mississauga communities of Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill. Founded in 2003, the organization focuses on two not-for-profit apartment complexes, but parents and children in the surrounding neighborhoods are welcome and active participants in its clubs.
The Audrey Pritchard Breakfast Clubs are one of the key programs offered by Pathway Community Programs. Nutritious breakfasts are served every weekday morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. during the school year. Studies have shown that children who have a healthy breakfast perform better academically. During the school year, Breakfast Club operates 5 days per week at the Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill locations, serving approximately 1000 breakfasts each month. In addition, lunch food is supplied to children who need it. AUDREY PRITCHARD, After whom the clubs are named, realized the value of a good breakfast on the health and educational well-being of children. With the help of other volunteers she set up these clubs to ensure that children in the vicinity of Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill would not go to school hungry.
Pathway Community Programs is dedicated to continuously expanding and developing community programs that address the evolving needs of individuals and families in the Peel Region. With a focus on fostering a strong sense of community and providing comprehensive support, Pathway is actively working on several community programs that aim to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.
Overall, the ongoing development of these community programs by Pathway reflects our commitment to empowering individuals, fostering community cohesion, and addressing the diverse needs of the Peel Region. By providing opportunities for skill-building, promoting community engagement, and establishing a robust referral network, Pathway strives to create a stronger, more inclusive community where individuals and families can thrive and reach their full potential.
Pathway Community Programs also works in partnership with the Bridgeway Family Centre, which operates Early Years satellite centres for pre-school children ages 0-6 years and their parent/guardians, half day per week at both Forest Ridge.
Children MUST be accompanied by a caregiver. Family Time drop-in programs are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 – 12:00,
Family Kitchen is a program which offers parents with children (0-6 years) an opportunity to learn cooking skills, prepare nutritious, low-cost meals and provides the family with at least one healthy meal per week. Children attend a playgroup during the cooking portion of the program. Parents and children come together for the meal portion of the program where children learn about healthy mealtime routines.
Meal planning, good nutrition, social eating skills for children and shopping tips are the offered at this program which is held every Tuesday from 9:30-12:30. Pre-registration is required for families.
With the simple click of a button, you can donate to Pathway Community Programs. Click the PayPal image on the right to support us today. *As PCP currently does not have charitable status we cannot issue a tax receipt.
Pathway Community Programs is committed to providing support for children and their caregivers residing within the Pathway Non-profit Community Developments buildings and surrounding communities by overseeing the operation of programs to enhance nutrition, education and parenting skills.
The primary supporters for these programs are: Streetsville United Church, Solel Synagogue & Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. All of our programs are generously assisted by Foodpath, Boys and Girls Club Breakfast For Kids, Ontario Early Years, EMYOP and the Breakfast with Santa Foundation.