Moorelands’ programs teach kids from low-income, Toronto neighbourhoods the 21st Century skills they need to be outstanding leaders and engaged citizens.

We focus on the whole child, bridging the opportunity gap for low-income kids. We do this by helping participants build on one or more of the 4 C’s (competence, confidence, character and connections) through fun activities. The 4C’s are the building blocks of the Positive Youth Development framework practised at Moorelands.

Moorelands After School Programs

Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, where our City Programs are located, are two of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. They are low-income, under-served communities, characterized by high-rise, mostly rental apartments. Both are first-stop neighbourhoods for thousands of immigrants and refugees.

Programs: BLAST

After-school Programs with 390 spaces for children aged 6-12

Moorelands BLAST programs offer a wide range of activities.

Sports, Physical Literacy, science, homework help, games, drama, cooking classes, field trips and crafts.

Children learn and practise new skills and character qualities while engaged in play. BLAST emphasizes cooperation, self-control, teamwork and leadership. Our aim is to help build life skills that will serve these children well as they grow into young adults. Learn more…

Programs Youth LED

Youth Leadership Program with 20 spaces for youth in grades 6 – 8

Moorelands Youth LED at Valley Park Middle School helps youth develop their leadership and life skills through fun, hands-on experiences. Participants choose either a first semester or second semester 9-session program. The elements of leadership are explored and practiced through varied activities. Activities include:

Activity planning & implementation workshops; communication & teambuilding games; and the hands-on leading of group activities.

Programs Youth LED Volunteer

Youth Leadership Program with 20 spaces for youth in grades 9 – 12

Moorelands Volunteers In Training As Leaders helps youth develop leadership and life skills. The hands-on program is designed to help them master the skills and character qualities they need to become leaders, first of themselves and then in their community. After a series of workshops, youth spend the majority of program volunteering back in their community. They earn vital community volunteer hours and practice important community engagement. Learn more…

Moorelands Camp offers nature experiences that are invigorating and eye-opening – and pure, unforgettable fun! Our overnight summer camp serves children and youth from low-income neighbourhoods throughout Toronto.

Programs Wilderness Camp

Overnight summer camp with 600 spaces for kids aged 8-16

Traditional camp activities help children master interpersonal skills, develop self-worth, learn cooperation, and build character.

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, sports and high ropes!

Caring staff and mentors prepare campers to face life’s challenges with a positive outlook. Over a week at camp, kids develop new skills and a strengthened sense of citizenship and self-esteem. Campers return home with incredible memories, proud achievements, and new friendships. Learn more…

Christmas Sharing

Serving our Wilderness Camp and After School Programs Families

Over 500 children in need are adopted and get to celebrate the holidays, thanks to gifts and grocery cards donated by thoughtful and caring individuals, families and groups. Learn more about how you can help…

Programs Baby Bundles

250 Bundles distributed annually

The only one of its kind in Toronto, Baby Bundles supports families in need with new baby clothing, blankets and toiletries. Countless volunteers lovingly knit and crochet the baby sweaters, bonnets and blankets that are the foundation of our Baby Bundles program. Diapers, toiletries, receiving blankets, sleepers and towels are added by our dedicated volunteers and distributed to new mothers in need. Learn more…