Pathways Clubhouse is a Clubhouse Model program, accredited by Clubhouse International. Our Clubhouse offers hope, encouragement and opportunities to people who live with mental illness. Pathways Clubhouse helps members recover from mental illness and rebuild their lives through a supportive environment that focuses on each person’s strengths and talents, rather than illness. We work together as a group and create opportunities for members to return to school or university, gain employment, have a place to live, connect with their families, make new friends, and create multiple successes. We also provide mental health public education to increase awareness and understanding of issues and concerns about mental illness and mental health.
We believe that the rehabilitation of people with mental illness must involve the whole person in a process of gradual acceptance into, and being embraced by, a community of mutuality, respect and opportunity. With this kind of support, men and women recovering from a mental illness can work and become fully participating members of their communities.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce presented Pathways Clubhouse with an Excellence Award as Association of the Year. This award is given to a non-profit organization, including charities, community associations and societies that have displayed innovation and leadership, and achieved outstanding success in the not-for-profit sector.
Pathways Clubhouse received a 4 Star Rating from Charity Intelligence Canada, the highest rating possible. In response to Canadians’ growing interest in their charitable giving, Charity Intelligence provides a star-based rating system to provide quick and easy insight into how charities spend funds and the work they do. Pathways Clubhouse is one of the highest rated charities in BC; only 10 charities in BC received this rating, and 15% of charities across Canada who are rated this highly.
Pathways Clubhouse participated in an independent review, by Success Markets, of the value created by the dollars received from funders and donors. Generally, well-managed non-profits expect to receive a Societal Return on Investment (SROI) in the $2-$5 range. We are delighted to report that Pathways Clubhouse produces a total of $14 in societal value to their members and to the larger community from every $1 received – approximately three times more than average well respected societies in North America.