Angela’s story

Angela Angela first started attending the Moorelands After-school program at the Applegrove Community Complex when she was 11 years old. Today, at 22, she is a Program Leader at another Moorelands BLAST After-school program and also works at the Moorelands City Summer Day Camp in the summer. “I wasn’t popular at school”, says Angela. I was the […]

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Nasreen’s story

Nasreen   Nasreen was only 7 when her parents were killed before her eyes in Afghanistan. Her only living relative was her teenaged uncle. Together they fled to a refugee camp and within a year found themselves in Canada, newcomers sponsored by a Toronto church. Once in Toronto, Nasreen was diagnosed with a blood disorder […]

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Leadership in the Great Canadian Wilderness

Leadership. That’s what Moorelands is all about: providing leadership experiences for Toronto kids from under-served neighbourhoods.  Therefore, every summer, Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Kawagama Lake, welcomes 600 kids to a week of adventure and provides lessons that will last a lifetime… BUT before they arrive, the kids from our Youth LED programs in the City have the chance to […]

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Physical Literacy at BLAST-A-THON

On Friday May 20, kids from all three of Moorelands BLAST programs came together to show off their sports skills and compete in Moorelands’ BLAST-A-THON! BLAST-A-THON 2016 was a physical literacy extravaganza! At this special event, BLAST kids competed in fun events like Egg and Spoon Race, Three-legged Race and Potato Sack Race.  The friendly […]

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Getting together with our community and seeing our leaders grow

Hey Moorelands! On April 14, 2016, the Moorelands community came together to enjoy our Annual General Meeting. It was great to see so many community members – donors, staff, volunteers, alumni and participants – out in force to look back on our successes in 2015 and learn about how our community will continue to grow stronger in 2016. […]

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Moorelands BLAST gives Families Peace of Mind

Nancy Stewart sits down with the Siddiqui/Moins family to talk BLAST! For the Siddiqui/Moin family, Moorelands’ BLAST program (Budding Leaders After-School Teams) has had a positive effect on family life. Abdul really appreciates that his 10 year old twins, Hamza and Sana, get homework support and usually have their work completed before coming home. “It […]

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Moorelands’ hub – Jan 18th 2016 – lunar landscapes and strawberry crepes…

There’s a lot going on at Moorelands right now… Moorelands City Programs are back in full swing after the Holidays. BLAST Gateway kids have been polishing their cooking skills making delicious strawberry crepes. YUM! Teaching our participants valuable life skills such as cooking is an important part of Moorelands’ programming.  At Moorelands, we know it’s vital that our kids not […]

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Mondelez Canada Ltd. EYB Makes Fieldtrip a BLAST!

BLAST visit Mondelez EYB! Spirits were high when BLAST Thorncliffe Park got to tour the Mondelez Canada Ltd. East York Bakery Cookie Factory last week. BLAST kids learned about all the many steps that go into making the yummy cookies. Over 40 volunteers from team Mondelez came together to teach kids about teamwork, sharing, safety on […]

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