315 - 8111 Granville Avenue
Richmond, BC V6Y 1P5
Executive Director: Dave Macdonald
Board President: Jessica Berglund

Charitable Reg. #:10686 3905 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 71 cents are available for programs.

My anchor


About Pathways Clubhouse:

Founded in 1984, Pathways Clubhouse works to remove the stigma around mental illness and promote mental wellness in Richmond, British Columbia. The Clubhouse is a supportive community where members recover from mental illnesses, find jobs, connect with their families, and make friends. Pathways Clubhouse offers various services for youth and adults, including housing, employment, food, education, wellness, and social activities. The charity does not provide a breakdown of spending on its programs.

Pathways Clubhouse’s Supported Housing Program helps people living with mental illness in the Richmond community find access to financial, community, and mental health support. The charity’s Supported Independent Living subsidy provides up to $375 for individuals to use towards their rent. Additionally, Pathways Clubhouse works with BC Housing to offer a subsidy program that allows individuals to pay 30% of their household income or a flat rent fee towards their housing. BC Housing covers the remaining rent. Pathways Clubhouse also owns and operates a 24-unit townhouse complex in Richmond.

Pathways Clubhouse believes every person with a desire to work has the right to gain paid employment. As such, the charity offers Transitional, Supported, and Independent Employment programs that offer varying amounts of support to members and employers. In F2020, 21 people worked in Transitional Employment, 21 worked in Supported Employment, and 54 worked in Independent Employment.

Pathways Clubhouse’s other programs include Public Education, Wellness, Food Services, Chinese Support, and more. In F2020, the charity served over 15,000 meals, hosted a 45-person event about resilience in children, and welcomed almost 50 people to an event about adverse childhood experiences. For the past thirteen years, Pathways Clubhouse has helped over 500 Chinese-speaking individuals affected by mental illness.

My anchor

Results and Impact

In F2020, Pathways Clubhouse helped find or maintain housing for 117 people affected by mental illness. Through its Independent Employment program, Pathways Clubhouse helped 54 people secure jobs.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Pathways Clubhouse’s results and impact.

Charity Intelligence gave Pathways Clubhouse an impact rating of Average for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.

Impact Rating: Average

My anchor


Pathways Clubhouse is a small charity in terms of donations, with total donations of $190k in F2020. The charity also received $2.0m in government funding, representing 84% of total revenues. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 29%. For every dollar donated, 71 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Pathways Clubhouse has ($1.2m) in net funding reserves, due to the possession of $2.0m in long-term debt. Excluding debt, the charity could cover 43% or five months of annual program costs with reserves.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Pathways Clubhouse for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 23, 2021 by Sydney Olexa.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.7%9.9%8.4%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 19.3%21.1%19.8%
Total overhead spending 28.9%30.9%28.1%
Program cost coverage (%) (74.0%)(91.4%)(95.0%)

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 190,199180,690192,228
Government funding 1,955,0111,915,6411,882,488
Fees for service 55,80562,40992,919
Business activities (net) 106,920106,804109,489
Investment income 5,23013,0731,828
Other income 10,31617,04320,837
Total revenues 2,323,4812,295,6602,299,789
Program costs 1,860,4071,751,1501,879,252
Administrative costs 224,005225,678191,857
Fundraising costs 36,63238,04337,987
Other costs 53,01114,1591,788
Total spending 2,174,0552,029,0302,110,884
Cash flow from operations 149,426266,630188,905
Capital spending 13,14713,6341,780,330
Funding reserves (1,240,682)(1,435,302)(1,626,039)

Note: Ci reported thrift store income net of expenses, decreasing both revenues and expenses by $nil in F2020, $nil in F2019, and $527 in F2018. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 25

Avg. compensation: $47,128

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2020

My anchor

Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

The charity added this comment to a previous profile:

Pathways Clubhouse is a mental health 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 advance their education, 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.


Comments for the 2021 profile update may be forthcoming. 

Charity Contact

Website: www.pathwaysclubhouse.com
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 604-276-8834


Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Our website posts free reports on more than 800 Canadian charities, as well as in-depth primers on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer, and homelessness. Today over 500,000 Canadians use our website as a go-to source for information on Canadian charities reading over 1.6 million charity reports. Through rigorous and independent research, Charity Intelligence aims to assist Canada’s dynamic charitable sector in being more transparent, accountable and focused on results.


Be Informed. Give Intelligently. Have Impact


Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001