Why Camp is Important for City Kids

By Sarah Van Heuverswyn Despite social distancing measures, we still have some wonderful and fun things to do here in Toronto. We have parks, the Toronto Zoo and can discover beautiful nature trails in our magnificent ravine network. Still, nothing can replace the joy of the great Canadian wilderness, and that is one reason why […]

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Stay Home & Stay Creative

Right now, as much as possible, it’s important to stay home,  stay safe, and save lives.  But we all know, staying home can be a bit boring! Don’t worry, Moorelands Kids is here to help! Below you’ll find lots of videos and resources to help you stay creative at home – most of the materials […]

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Moorelands Kids Rated One of Canada’s Top 100 Charities!

We are so proud to announce that we have been rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities in 2020 by Charity Intelligence (Ci)! Here’s what Ci say about theirTop 100 rated charities for 2020: “Most giving today is based on a charity’s name recognition, supported by massive fundraising campaigns, often costing tens of millions of […]

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Online Programs Help Kids Overcome

Since March 30, 2020, Moorelands Kids has been offering online programs to our kids. We asked our kids how our programs helped them overcome the challenges of the pandemic and here’s what they had to say. How online programs help kids “The pandemic’s changed the way I go to school and means I have to […]

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2020 in Review

Taking a look back at all we achieved together in the strange year that was 2020… “Typically a child’s world is very small, but even they know that the world is an uncertain place;” These true, even prescient words from our Executive Director started her letter to you in our last Stakeholders’ Impact Report.  And […]

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Overcoming the challenges of COVID – ED’s Report Winter 2021

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for your support in 2020. In a year where Canadians reported they were giving 37% less to charities due to Covid-19 and the economic shutdown to flatten the curve, the Moorelands Kids family stood strong in support of the children we serve. February is the month of love […]

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The Future Is Now – Black History Month 2021

This February is Black History Month and the theme is “The Future Is Now”. “The Future is Now” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now. Check out these resources for ways to celebrate and get involved with Black History Month: Resiliency of Black […]

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Stay Active at Home!

Right now, as much as possible, it’s important to stay home,  stay safe, and save lives.  Staying active when you’re stuck at home can be tricky but Moorelands Kids is here to help! Below you’ll find lots of videos and resources to help you stay active at home with very little equipment needed. We’re encouraging […]

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Language and Tools to Make a Legacy Gift

We’re here for you. We can help you make a meaningful gift and leave more for your family– both –so let’s have a conversation. Please speak with Maureen Lewis, 416-466-9987 Ext.307 or mlewis@moorelands.ca to discuss how. Legacy, or Planned Gifts are an important part of the Moorelands Kids’ giving tradition.  Your legacy can have a […]

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How We’re Making Christmas Sharing Pandemic Safe

Moorelands Kids is continuing to update our COVID-19 pandemic safety procedures based on the most up-to-date advice from Toronto Public Health. We’re working hard to ensure that everyone in our community can stay safe while continuing to take part and participate in Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing. We’re increasing the time between donor drop off and […]

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Sharing Kindness and Joy This Christmas

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the long-existing inequities in our city. For too many of our families, this upcoming festive season will be quite tough. Data from Toronto Public Health and ICES[1] demonstrates that lower income people, new immigrants and racialized Canadians are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.  Our after-school programs are […]

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The Gift of Opportunity – ED’s Report Holiday 2020

“It’s not just about toys – you’re giving them tools to help with their future!” These words from one of our camper parents, Laurette, when discussing the value of Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing, truly speak to the heart of what Moorelands Kids is all about. Your support of our programs can give kids so many […]

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Christmas Sharing – The Gift of Opportunity

When you take part in Christmas Sharing, you’re not just making the Holidays happen and spreading festive cheer, but you’re helping kindle a fire of ambition and purpose in the children we serve, setting them on a path to dream big and pursue their goals. Christmas Sharing – the gift of opportunity! Just ask Laurette […]

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Farid’s Story

Farid, aged 8, loves Moorelands Kids’ BLAST after-school program! He’s been attending since Grade 1 and according to his mom, Zahab, BLAST has become a pretty big part of his world: “Farid loves being a part of Moorelands! He loves all his friends and the warm and encouraging environment. He is so full of energy […]

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BEING A LEADER IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

By Muhammad Shahmir Masood – Digital Communications and Development Intern It is often said that a real leader is forged in crisis and uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic emerged leaders from out of the community who have shown leadership, heroism and compassion qualities. Many community members have played a positive role in society. From essential […]

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