Pathway Community Programs
Pathway Community Programs facilitates and oversees the operation of free programs for children and caregivers residing in the Mississauga communities of Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill.
Pathway Community Programs was incorporated in 2003. It was originally part of Pathway Nonprofit Community Developments Inc., which has built two not-for-profit apartment complexes in Mississauga - Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill. These two complexes are the primary focus of Pathway Community Programs but parents and children in their surrounding neighbourhoods are welcome and active participants in its clubs.
The first program to be started was the Breakfast Club at Forest Ridge. It was started in 1991, followed by the Breakfast Club at Arbour Mill in 1994. These programs have run continuously throughout the school year since they were started. Forest Ridge is the longest operating breakfast program in Peel. Some of our children have gone through its program from elementary school through to high school graduation.
The founder of the clubs, Audrey Pritchard,
after whom they 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
All youth between the ages of 10-15 years can participate in a Karate club every Monday from 4:00-6:00p.m. operated by a qualified instructor from the Erin Mills Youth Outreach Program.
Children in grades 3-6 can get help they need with their homework 2 days a week after school from 3:30–5:30 P.M. during the school year. This program is provided in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. Check in September for the days of operation at Forest Ridge.
Pathway Community Programs also works in partnership with Family Day and Mississauga Parent and Child Resource Centre, which operate Early Years satellite centres for pre-school childrenages 0-6 years and their parent/guardians, 3 half days per week at both Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill.
Children MUST be accompanied by a caregiver. Family Time drop-in programs are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 12:00, year round. A 1-hour, infant Mother Goose program (birth-12 months) is held every Wednesday morning from 11:00—12:00.
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.
Nutritional breakfasts are served every weekday morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. during the school year. Studies have proven that children having a healthy breakfast helps improve their learning. During the school year, Breakfast Club operates 5 days per week at the Forest Ridge and Arbour Mill locations. In total, approximately 1000 breakfasts are served each month by these clubs. In addition, lunch food is supplied to children who need it. Pathway employs part-time staff to run its programs. A coordinator for each Breakfast Club, assisted by volunteers, serve breakfasts and prepare lunches to go. To ensure the continuation of these clubs, volunteers come from the faith communities of Solel Synagogue, the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, Streetsville United Church, The Sanctuary and local high schools.
Breakfasts will be provided by the
‘Breakfast With Santa Foundation’ every
Monday to Thursday morning, between 8:00
and 8:50 a.m. in July and August.
Programs at a glance
- Audrey Pritchard Breakfast Clubs
- Child & Parent Resource Centres
- Homework Club
- Family Kitchen
- Youth Activity Programs
- Summer Breakfast Club
- Forest Ridge Calendar
Make a Donation to PCP
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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.