Pathways to Education Tutor
Volunteer Types: Mentoring, Others, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Education, Health and Diseases, LGBTQIA2+, Poverty/Social Justice, Public/Society Benefit, Senior Citizens, Women
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: December 22, 2023
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Who we are
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) is a community benefit organization providing comprehensive primary healthcare and innovative community programming through our multiple service locations in Western Ottawa and through our regional programming. At PQ, we strive to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We work in partnership with individuals, families, and community to achieve their full potential, paying particular attention to those who are most vulnerable and at risk.

At PQCHC, volunteers and staff are considered partners and work in collaboration to uphold the Centre’s principles, values, and mission. They contribute unique knowledge; experiences and skills that help PQCHC to better connect with Ottawa’s west end community, reflect its diversity and serve its specific needs.

Pathways to Education
Pathways to Education is a program offered by Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. It is a national program which supports young people living in low-income communities to complete high school and move on to post-secondary education or into the workforce. The program provides academic, social, financial, and one-on-one support.

Volunteer Summary
The Tutor will work one-on-one virtually and/or ideally in-person with youth to help them in a core subject set out by the Ontario Secondary School curriculum. Tutors support students in grades 9-12 in both French and/or English in the following subjects: Math, Science, English, French, Business, Law, and Social Sciences.

Tutoring students in-person with a focus on core subject areas set out by the Ontario Secondary School curriculum.
Helping students access tutoring in a meaningful way
Providing basic mentorship through sharing own academic and career experiences
Engaging and getting to know the student
Creating a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment
Working with PQCHC staff and other volunteers
Sharing important information with staff about students if there are concerns

Previous experience or interest in working with youth
Experience working with culturally diverse youth an asset
Good communication skills in English and/or French
Patience and empathy
Knowledge of high school curriculum material for specific subject areas
Bilingual or English essential, other languages an asset including Arabic and Somali

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will have an opportunity to teach and mentor a youth in the PQ catchment. They will make a difference for that youth and their family. They will help a youth graduate high school and prepare for the workforce, College, or University.
How will the organization benefit?
We would not be able to run the tutoring program without volunteers. They are subject matter experts, they have a wealth of experience to share, and they truly make a difference for the youth involved.
Volunteer location:
1365 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7


Sarah Fraser-Smith
@Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Ext: 3343
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Mentoring, Others, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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