Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute, Turning Ideas Into Reality - Located in Toronto, ON

Project Pathway

Project Pathway’s mission is to empower disadvantaged Aboriginal Canadians by transforming their personal strengths into businesses. Many Aboriginals struggle due to lack of education, basic work skills, and stigma surrounding natives. Over 50% live below the poverty line and with a 27% unemployment rate; many of them struggle to maintain a decent standard of living. Through one-on-one mentorship and customized modules, our highly trained student mentors teach business education with topics such as market research, pricing strategies and branding as well as financial literacy with topics such as budgeting, saving and income tax, ultimately allowing them to build successful futures.

The Team

  • Lediona Canellari
  • Jagdeep Dhillon
  • Ankur Jain
  • Melanie Mendoza
  • Sofie Maksymova

The Participants

  • How to bank online
  • How to budget
  • How to save money
  • How to invest in your business
  • How to brand your business
  • How to attain a business license
  • How to get funding for your business
  • And much more!

Team Members

  • The Aboriginal Canadian culture
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Business knowledge
  • Online commerce
  • Real-life business consulting experience
  • How to measure and track metrics
  • The satisfaction that comes with genuinely helping our fellow human beings

In the last year, Project Pathway has had the following impact


Empowered 65 Aboriginal Canadians


Helped Start and Expand 15 Businesses


Generating over $79,000 of Profit


Saving Over $22,000

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Our Address

Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute
575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas West) Room TRS 1-007
Toronto, ON M5G 2C5
Phone: 416-979-5000 ext 7085
Email us at info@ryersonentinstitute.org