About Us – Empowering Kids

Since 1912 we’ve helped
132,250 kids.

Moorelands Kids is an innovative children’s charity empowering kids from low-income neighbourhoods to transform their lives.

We exist to empower kids to transform their lives.

Children and youth affected by poverty face barriers that other kids don’t. One in four kids in Toronto is living in poverty. In the communities we serve, three in four kids are living in poverty.

We believe that every kid has the right to succeed, regardless of their life circumstance. The Moorelands Kids’ team and our skill-building programs empower children and youth to overcome the barriers to achieving success.

What makes Moorelands Kids’ programs unique?

Our leadership programs using the Moorelands Kids’ Habits & Qualities offer year-round experiences where kids can learn, practice and benefit from valuable life and leadership skills. We set the stage for kids as young as six to become leaders – first of themselves and then in their communities.

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Better Choices

91% of kids reported they were able to make better choices after participating in a Moorelands Kids program.

More Confident

84% of kids reported they felt more confident after participating in a Moorelands Kids program

More Responsible

90% of kids reported they were more responsible after participating in a Moorelands Kids program

132,250 kids helped since 1912

1559 kids served in 2018

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Mission, Vision, Beliefs

Learn about the powerful mission, vision and core beliefs that shape who we are.

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Annual Report

Read our Annual Report to learn about the impact of Moorelands Kids.

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What We Do

Discover what makes our programs unique and transformative.

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We’re grateful for the hard work and leadership of our expert volunteer Board of Directors.



Learn how we are funded and read our Audited Financial Statements.



Read the bios of our dedicated core staff team.



Established in 1912, we’ve been providing transformative experiences for families affected by poverty for over 100 years. Learn about our history.

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Our Century Club

Meet the amazing donors who have been transforming lives for over 20 years by partnering with Moorelands Kids.

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Our Partners

Nothing we do would be possible without our remarkable partners and donors.

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Organizational Chart

Learn about the leadership framework for our organization.


“Camp truly transformed me for the better, and taught me lessons I wished I had learned in school years before.” John, 15, Moorelands camper.



An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids