Purpose & Values

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to prepare students for a lifelong path to good health.

Through community partnerships, My PATH: Outdoor Pursuits provides purposeful programming designed to promote acceptance of oneself and others, build a better sense of community, foster healthy relationships with peers and adults, encourage healthy behaviours and develop essential life skills.

We further holistic learning by co-creating opportunities with the community for youth to learn and serve in the areas of physical literacy development, outdoor recreational and adventure activities, environmental and agricultural education, land-based learning, community leadership, health and life skills, and outdoor education/survival skills, resulting in stronger citizen education and more resilient life-long learners.

Core Commitments

Community Connection

  • We engage in our local community to develop the knowledge, skills and values to make a difference
  • We believe education and community are necessary partners in learning
  • We demonstrate honesty, integrity and respect for all
  • We believe that anyone can impact change
  • We value collaboration
  • We celebrate diversity and unity

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit

  • We strive to make healthy choices daily for our body, mind and soul
  • We value ourselves and others and treat our bodies and minds with care
  • We practice acceptance, forgiveness and mindfulness
  • We believe preparation, commitment and perseverance help to achieve our goals

Learning Through Exploration

  • We never stop being curious and asking questions
  • We help each other overcome challenges
  • We are open and willing to take risks and try new things

Pursuing Excellence

  • We know hard work is necessary to pursuing one’s passion
  • We strive to improve, and we know with failure comes growth
  • We celebrate others' successes
  • We set goals and challenge ourselves to reach our full potential
  • We value a growth mindset