Every person can... give
Come inspire us… volunteer
Our volunteers inspire us
We don’t just fit the people we support into programs. We help them to identify their own goals, wishes, and dreams. Then we do everything we can to help achieve them. Often, our volunteers are a big part of supporting to accomplish these goals. Our volunteers contribute their knowledge, skills and time to enable the people we support to:
- Continue to attend school
- Attend special events such as a hockey game, church or holiday party
- Teach a new skill such as sewing, knitting, computers, or baking
- Exercise and learn how to keep themselves healthy by walking, bicycling or swimming
- Develop a new interest they have learned from being with a volunteer.
Our volunteers bring their own passions, talents and ideas for how they would like to help and we closely match these interests with the hopes, wishes and goals of the people we support.
Please download the Volunteer Application and return completed forms to Karen Metcalf at our main office in Belleville.
Volunteer With Us
For more information about volunteering at Pathways contact Karen Metcalf at 613-962-2541 Ext. 223
Become a Best Buddy!
Best Buddies Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to enhancing our community through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students. It gives the people we support the chance to have experiences that most people take for granted – going for coffee, out to a movie, or simply enjoying the company of a good friend.
There is a Best Buddies chapter at Loyalist College.
For more information about Best Buddies visit their website at Best Buddies
Provide financial support to help them to:
- Access community based resources;attend the YMCA to develop healthy lifestyles, or watch a sporting event;
- Learn to read so they can access public transportation to go to work;
- Live in their own apartment with ready access to support if they need it,
- Have accessible transportation to get to medical appointments, and;
- Build fully accessible homes that people who have disabilities and are aging can live in and continue to be a part of their communities.
The Pathways Foundation does all of this!
We depend upon the generosity and commitment of people like you who want to enrich the lives of others and believe that every person can give and contribute in their communities.
The Foundation is a registered not for profit organization (Registered Charitable number 868437179 RR0001) that provides financial assistance to enhance the quality of lives of adults with a developmental disability or an acquired brain injury.
Community Access Fund
The Pathways Foundation Creative Community Access Fund provides the “little bit extra” financial support to allow people with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries to more fully participate in their communities.
This fund has helped the people that we support to participate in art programs, music therapy & community activities and events. It also has supported the costs of a Breakfast Club for over 30 people and given an opportunity for our clients to learn how to build independent and healthy lifestyles through nutrition, meal preparation and physical activities.
The costs of these activities can be beyond the reach for many of the people we support, and this fund helps to ensure that every person can fully participate in and enjoy community based activities and events.
Accessibility isn’t just about physical barriers. Accessibility is also about being able to afford quality housing and to feel included in your neighbourhood.
In addition to building homes that are physically accessible, Pathways also builds or buys housing that is safe and affordable for the people we support. Some capital infrastructure is not supported by government funding. In these situations, and to meet the changing needs of the people we support, the Pathways Foundation raises funds to create safe, accessible, and affordable homes for the people we support.
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Please Donate Today
You may want to help the Foundation today or in the future. Your gift is deeply appreciated and will be used to build skills, promote independence, and enhance the quality of life of many adults with disabilities who are supported by Pathways.
Your “today” gift may be a cash donation, or a donation to the Foundation in memory of a loved one. You may also wish to consider a “tomorrow gift” to the Pathways Foundation. Tomorrow gifts are known as planned gifts. The most common type of planned gifts is a charitable request in your will.
When you consider a planned gift, you usually are thinking about how you can help people. You may not realize that by helping people in this way you also benefit through current and future tax benefits for yourself, or through your estate.
Canada Helps is a safe gateway site for charities to provide quick and easy access for donations with tax receipts!
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The most common type of planned gifts is a charitable bequest in a person’s will. However, many Canadians are realizing the benefits of giving through methods such as: gifts of publicly traded stocks and mutual funds, life insurance policies, or registered retirement saving programs.
Be remembered as a person who believes that every person can give. Learn more about the Pathways Foundation and how you can give a gift today that will last for many tomorrows.
There are so many ways to give and every donation supports a worthwhile endeavour.
Your donation to the Foundation is 100% tax deductible.