Teaching Kids About Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is a vital leadership habit because trust plays an important role in healthy relationships and everyday encounters with others. Those who are trustworthy are more likely to foster positive relationships. Whether it is through small teaching moments or larger conversations around trust, you can teach kids about trustworthiness and the importance of being someone […]

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Helping Kids Build Resiliency – Tips for Parents

Being resilient means being able to recover and bounce back from challenging circumstances. Resilient kids are more likely to take on new opportunities and better adapt to stressful situations. As parents, you can help your kids build and develop resiliency; here are a few tips on how you can do that! Tip 1: DEVELOP PROBLEM-SOLVING […]

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6 Tips for Building Healthier Relationships in 2022

The relationships and connections we build and maintain with people around us enhances our everyday life experiences. Whether it is with family, friends, teachers, or colleagues, the positive relationships we foster can help increase our feelings of happiness. However, building healthy relationships takes both time and effort; here are 6 tips for you to keep […]

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Setting Growth Goals for 2022; Personal Growth Audit Part 2

A major part of ending the year is setting growth goals for 2022, which starts with a personal growth audit. While reflecting on the past is important, it’s equally important to keep moving forward. After all, if you only focus on the past, you’ll miss your future. When it is time for an audit at […]

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How Have you Grown This Year? Personal Growth Audit Part 1

The end of the year is fast approaching. That means that it’s time to take stock of how you have grown this year. This will set you up for success in many areas and propel you into the following year with goals that further your growth and leadership. In this post, Moorelands wants to help […]

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Put Caring First This Holiday Season

The act of caring is so significant because it can be the key to one’s happiness—whether it’s your own or those around you. Whether it is through a small or large act, you have the power to make a difference when you choose to care. After all, every choice is a chance! Especially in the […]

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The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is powerful. In fact, forgiving others (and yourself) is a part of caring—a quality we teach and implement in our programs here at Moorelands Kids. Often when we have to forgive it’s because somebody did something negative or harmful. This is why forgiveness can be one of the hardest, yet most powerful things we […]

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How to set achievable goals in the new year!

Ringing in the new year is exciting! It gives you the chance to look back on the year, reflect on your favourite moments and see how much you’ve achieved. Here’s to a fresh start! Everybody wants to start 2022 off right. A lot of people choose to set resolutions, which are goals that they hope […]

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The Butterfly Effect of Teaching Kids Service Leadership

Moorelands Kids believes that teaching young people about service leadership has a butterfly effect. In this post, we’ll break this down using the 5 W’s model: who, what, where, when and why. WHO… If you are on this page, then you may already have guessed who is doing the teaching—Moorelands Kids! Moorelands Kids is a […]

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How Moorelands Kids Christmas Sharing spreads Holiday Cheer

For some, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, this is not the case for everyone. For many families, the holiday season can often be a stressful time for a variety reasons. Whether there are worries about having enough food or meeting the expectations of their kids, the holiday season […]

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What Respect Means at Moorelands

“I grew as a leader by putting others in front of me, they go first. Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Ryan, 11, Moorelands Camp Participant. At Moorelands Kids, we lead by example to teach kids key qualities like respect and kindness. Respect is important for people of all ages, but is […]

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Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time for many people. It is a time to connect with our friends and families and care for yourself inside and out, as well as others around you! It is also the time to give. By giving back to those who need it most—even in the smallest way—can bring […]

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Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2021

“The pandemic has pushed inequality to an all-time high.” – The Facts from Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2021 The recently released Toronto’s Vital Signs 2021 report from the Toronto Foundation highlights that our kids are at risk of falling further behind their wealthier peers: “Parts of the city that are home to more low-income and […]

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Volunteers Clean Up Camp In Honour of Bushwacker

On Saturday September 25th, Moorelands Camp welcomed back some former staff as volunteers to help get the camp back into tip-top shape in preparation for summer 2022. Thank you so much to Dozer, Ganoe, The Dude, Fisher, Tiny and Lost, for your hard work in reassembling the Dining Hall Kitchen after some significant repairs this […]

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Christmas Sharing Unites the Community!

Every year during the holiday season, Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing unites the community as we come together to support families-in-need. Through your sponsorship or “adoption,” Toronto families facing financial challenges are provided with gifts, groceries, plus hats and mitts to keep them warm. This year one of our first-time camper families, the Siddiquis – a […]

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