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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Thank you for sending camp to kids!

It’s been a wildly different summer for all of us.  THANK YOU for standing by our kids during this challenging time. As part of the Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) campaign this year, our growing group of amazing fundraisers wrote letters, sent emails and even held an amazing virtual campfire to raise money to […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic to have unprecedented impact on kids

This headline, taken from a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) publication highlights the way school closures, control measures, inaccessibility of traditional avenues of support, loss of recreational opportunities and reduction of family income all affect the physical and mental health of children – both their learning and education experience and their childhood development. Moorelands […]

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The Palmer Family and the Impact of Online Programs!

“What Moorelands Kids’ online programs provide is the opportunity to increase emotional fortitude…” Ingrid Palmer, Moorelands Camp alum and camper parent. Today, Ingrid Palmer is a social advocate who makes use of her lived experiences, including being a Crown Ward and legally blind, to build awareness and promote the need for community programs.  But back […]

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YOU Keep Kids Connected! – ED’s Report Fall 2020

YOU make it possible! YOU keep kids connected! In this extraordinary year, we’ve all been forced to make changes in our lives. Our routines are upset, our family life impacted, and all those daily tasks we took for granted thrown into disarray. Perhaps cruelest of all, we’ve had to practice social distancing at a time […]

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Back to school top tips

By Muhammad Shahmir Masood – Digital Communications and Development Intern The new school year can be a time of excitement and joy but also anxiety and apprehension for parents and kids. Personally, we can all recall the frantic time before the start of the school year as we tried to discover where our class was […]

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After-school Programs Online This Fall!

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs will run online this fall. The health and safety of our kids and staff is paramount. After discussions with our school partners and reaching out to parents to learn about their needs, it was clear that online programs were the best way to keep kids resilient […]

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Tips for Stage 3 of COVID-19

BY VODA, SUMMER STAFF At the time of writing, the province of Ontario has officially eased into recovery or Stage 3 of COVID-19, and shortly kids are going back to school. With that being said, here are some tips to keep in mind while you reconnect at a distance! After almost half a year of […]

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