WHO WE ARE
We help those living with mental illness break barriers.
Pathways to Employment is a not-for-profit social enterprise that helps individuals living with mental illness find meaningful, supported employment through our social businesses. We also provide a variety of education and training programs to help participants prepare for employment.
Pathways to Employment is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Empowering individuals living with mental health and substance use challenges to enhance their quality of life through community inclusion.
WHAT WE DO
Pathways to Employment endeavours to provide an integrated and co-ordinated range of services and supports to address the recovery of individuals with mental illness, substance use and social challenges.
The purpose is to create opportunities for independence, education, housing, employment and social engagement in Cape Breton through the incorporation of two major programs in the community; SHIMI (Supported Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness) and Pathways to Employment under Pathways Cape Breton.
Pathways Cape Breton is now supported by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Financial Literacy is an eight-week program that focuses on day-to-day essential financial information that applies to all individuals from many different backgrounds.
Literacy skills, such as reading, writing and math are not required to participate in the program.
Class sizes are small to ensure maximum interaction and participation for all individuals.
SESSIONS ARE TWO-PER-WEEK AND THE PROGRAM RUNS FOR 8 WEEKS
How to Set & Achieve Goals
Needs versus Wants
Savings and Banking
Income Tax Preparation
“I have taken the FLP through Pathways. I believe that this program was the best thing in my life. I learned a lot of interesting things and it helped me budget my money. The instructor Alison made the class very interesting and fun to be in.”
“The most important thing I learned from FLP is the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’. I learned how to prioritize and budget my money much more efficiently and managed to cut my debt drastically in six months.”
“I was very excited to learn new things about how to save money & how to stretch a dollar. I enjoyed making budgets and shopping wisely. The program was excellent! I learned many new things and will enjoy putting them to use in the future. Thank you.”
Provides individuals living with mental health and substance use problems the opportunity to enhance their employment skill, work toward personal employment goals and increase the potential to gain permanent, sustainable employment in the community.
The program is free of charge to successful candidates. It runs for 21 weeks, seven weeks of workshop training and 14 weeks of community employment. There are opportunities to earn a training stipend during workshops and minimum wage for community employment.
Upon completion of the program, there will be continued support available. Our doors are always open!
CONTACT PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT
196 Prince Street
Sydney, NS B1P 5K5
SOCIAL BUSINESS LINES
WOOD SHOP, LAUNDRY, PRINT SHOP & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Our woodshop has been a staple in the CBRM for many years. We offer a variety of quality products such as kindling, Adirondack chairs, benches, bathouses, bbq scrapers, garbage/recycling bins, washer toss games, custom builds and more. These items are built at our 196 Prince Street location by our participants using 100% recycled wood.
If you have a project in mind, please contact us
SMALL BUSINESS LAUNDRY
Our laundry service is an in-house operation. Serving clients in the hair salon and restaurant businesses, our team provides washing, drying, folding and bagging of towels, washcloths, dry cloths, table linens, aprons and more. We also source product and materials. Our team can provide delivery to and from your business or establishment.
Make your contribution to Pathways to Employment today.
Pathways now offers printing, photocopying, binding, laminating, typing, faxing and design services. Specializing in personalized greeting cards and calendars, the print shop can take care of most of your printing needs.
If you need business cards, brochures, agendas, leaflets, invitations, address labels, admission and raffle tickets, Pathways Printing can produce. Competitive rates, fast, friendly service.
Our property maintenance crew prides itself on hard work. With over 40 properties in the CBRM, we have proven ourselves with safety and quality. We are fully equipped with the tools necessary to complete a wide range of property maintenance services including mowing, trimming, weeding, edging, mulching, raking/leaf removal, yard cleanups, dump runs, spreading of topsoil/gravel, gardening/planting, aerating, seeding and more.
If you would like more information about the products, programs
or services we provide, phone 902-539-6480.
Supported Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness