At Pathfinder Youth Society, we honour and respect the unique culture, religion, developmental experience, and world view of every young adult in our program. Services are delivered with consciousness, integrity, sensitivity and a commitment to the safety and well-being of all individuals. We believe that all young people and their families can be society's greatest resource; our relationships with our clients, young people and their families must be based on mutual trust and respect. Life skills, education, and employment skills are the foundation for a self-sufficient and independent life.
Our mission is to offer positive and accessible pathways to education, life skills, employment training and recreation for young people (between the ages of 15 and 30) and their families
Our vision is to build a national network of centres dedicated to offering a safe haven of support, well-being, mentorship and cultural diversity for young people and their families.
The Pathfinder Youth Centre Society is dedicated to helping at-risk young people (ages 15-30) overcome the obstacles that prevent them from returning to school or entering the workforce. Our certified youth counselors mentor to the specific needs of each client – teaching life skills, preparing the way for re-entry into school and/or accessing employment training. We provide these services to approximately 90 participants across Greater Vancouver each year. To date, many of our Pathfinder alumni have found full or part-time employment or achieved a BC High School Graduation diploma.