Published by Maclean's, Trails ranked 2nd in the youth category and 4th overall of Canada's Best Charities. The Canada's Best Charities 2020 list helps Canadians evaluate where to allocate charity contributions. Our inclusion on this highly respected list validates Trails impact with a 95% grade. The Charity Intelligence assessment investigates financial metrics and transparency, rewarding those with the most effective use of donations.
Our unique approach focuses on an adolescent's long-term development. Our youth are referred to us by the teachers, guidance counselors and principals from our feeder schools, all in high priority neighborhoods in Toronto.
Our selected schools are in the bottom 15% of Toronto District School Board's Learning Opportunities Index (LOI). The LOI ranks each school based on the measures of external challenges affecting student success which includes median income, percentage of families recieving social assistance, adults with low education and single-parent families.