Our Three Pathways

Embrace

The first step to helping assist those with diverse abilities to participate more fully and independently into the community around them, is to educate and inform the community, tear down myths and share the inspiring stories of individual personal pathways; their journey to achieving their potential and more fulfilled lives.

It begins by understanding what diverse abilities means and how the people we serve are overcoming their own challenges. People with diverse abilities, like any of us, are just members of our community, overcoming their own day-to-day obstacles to lead happier, more satisfying lives.

Empower

Our goal at Pathways is simple; to empower each of those individuals we serve with the tools, resources, knowledge and guidance to realize their own individual potential and achieve a greater degree of independence.

It begins with our expert staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to assist those with diverse abilities, both at our facilities and out in the community to learn the skills they need to live their lives to the fullest, and in many cases acquire permanent employment.

Our organization has developed a complete portfolio of services designed to assist with learning skills and building confidence.

Our Self Advocates service encourages those with diverse abilities to connect and create their own support network, providing each other strength, advocacy and continual guidance along the pathway to greater independence.

Employ

People with diverse abilities are just that; individuals with diverse skills, capabilities and potential. As such, our role as an organization dedicated to helping each of those individuals achieve more independent lives is a fluid one, as the end goal for those we serve varies with each individual.

In some cases as it relates to some of the people we serve, our goal is to simply help those individuals enjoy more fulfilled lives through teaching skills that enable people to live and work independently.

Many of the people served by Pathways are eager to gain permanent full and or part-time employment and contribute to their community as paid, employees, ambitious to do a great job and help the businesses and organizations with whom they work to achieve success.

We’ve developed a program called Partners In Employment, designed to encourage localPartners businesses and organizations to support our efforts and create employment opportunities for those with diverse abilities.

We know our employment partners take pride in providing these opportunities and helping to further develop personal growth and greater independence for those they employ. For this reason, we’re happy to provide both window decals and web seals to all our Partners In Employment that they can proudly display at their places of business and on their websites.

If you believe your business or organization might be a potential candidate for employing someone with diverse abilities contact us by email at em@pathwayskelowna.ca or contact us by phone at 250-763-9499 or 250-763-4839.