A free day program for individuals impacted by substance abuse and addiction, which teaches essential life skills for recovery.

Unfortunately Funding for this program will be discontinued April 30, 2024.

Cornerstone Pathways is a five week day program held in our community centre. Pathways focuses on recovery, employment, and life skills that are essential to sustainable change. We offer space for individuals at all points in their recovery journey to connect with others, develop skills and achieve their goals. The Pathways team will lead you through the program, help you create an action plan, connect you with other community services and provide ongoing support after graduation. Upon completing the program, all participants have a brand new professional resume created to their unique skill set, along with enhanced computer skills, and a three month membership to Cornerstone’s Wellness Centre. The Pathways program assists participants to both stabilize and recover in all aspects of their lives in a fun, supportive and social environment. 

Unfortunately Funding for this program will be discontinued April 30, 2024.

  • 5-week Program
  • Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Partially funded by the Regional Municipality of York Region
  • Transit support available
  • Must identify as experiencing or impacted by substance use or addiction 
  • 16+ or older
  • Curriculum


  • Daily structure and routine
  • Integration into a recovery community
  • Support from certified addictions counsellors
  • Case management during and after the program 
  • Getting to know yourself in recovery
  • Learning from other people who are on a similar journey as you 
  • Optional 12 step meetings right after class

Life Skills

  • Self-care 
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion 
  • Conflict resolution
  • Value exploration 
  • Money management & budgeting

Employment & Education

  • Computer skills such as typing, word, excel and powerpoint 
  • Resume writing and development
  • Interview coaching
  • Job searching skills and support
  • Career aptitude testing
  • Career planning 
  • Interested in switching your career, volunteering, or going back to school? We can help!

Continuing Care

Pathways does not end with graduation. We provide all graduates with ongoing support for as long as they need it. Along with access to all of Cornerstone’s programs, graduates of the Pathways program can participate in the weekly Job-Finding club, drop in to use a computer, printer, or update their resume and receive guidance from Cornerstone’s Pathways team. 

How do I register? To get more information, contact us at
905 762-1551 or pwalilko@cornerstonetorecovery.com

  • “My experience was fantastic! I really enjoyed my time in this course. I wish there were more like it.”
  • “For me it was more about life skills or coping skills. Managing my anger and looking at cause and effect of substance abuse. I have gained more insight that was much needed.”
  • “This is a course that will make a positive impact on the lives that participate in it.”
  • “It realistically prepared me to re-enter the work force and become a more productive member of society.”
  • “I really enjoyed this program and think many people should participate in it. They don’t teach you these things in high school which makes it difficult to learn when you’re older by yourself.”

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Cornerstone to Recovery is proud to be awarded a four-year accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) in recognition of achieving established CCA standards for quality in governance, management, and community mental health and addictions services.