Meet Former Board Member, Marilyn Pattison

“The growing disparity of income in today’s world is a concern to me. I really think that a place like Moorelands is more important than ever. Kids who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in an unhappy or unhealthy place because of family poverty – it just doesn’t seem fair or Christian to […]

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Too Much to Do? Top Time Management Tips

Have you ever had those days where it feels like 24 hours just isn’t enough to complete all your tasks, and you wish that time would just stop for a moment? Many people can probably relate! Whether you are busy with school, work, or extracurriculars, it can be hard to manage your time when there […]

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Supporting Youth Year-Round – ED’s Report Fall 2021

“My favourite part of online camp was seeing people and actually getting tosocialize after everything…” Astra, camper age 12 When we asked our kids what they most enjoyed about our online camp this summer, over and over again they told us that they enjoyed “the cabin time activities” and “interacting with people and playing fun […]

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The Secret to Getting ahead

Moorelands Kids is all about empowering kids in getting ahead. We believe that every person has intrinsic value, including you! For this reason, we wanted to share the secret to getting ahead.  The secret is…COMMUNITY! The secret to getting ahead is community (a healthy one!) because it empowers individuals to be the leaders they were […]

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4 Things to do for Back to School Success

Heading back to school after the long summer break can bring stress and uncertainty to the season. So Moorelands Kids has come up with a list of 4 things to do for back-to-school success! To succeed… set a routine Summer often looks like late nights and sleeping in, which makes the transition from summer to […]

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Top Tips to Improve your Listening Skills

Although we may try really hard to focus on what someone is saying, it can be very easy to get distracted and tune out in the middle of a conversation. As we aim to consider and understand others around us, it is important to be a good listener and show the speaker the same respect […]

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What Camp Teaches You About Teamwork

Many kids who attend camp feel a sense of belongingness as they become part of a community. At camp, you are not alone as there are other campers and positive staff members who are there to help you grow and achieve your true potential! There are many ways that camp teaches you about teamwork. Whether […]

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How to be a Creative Problem Solver Every Day

Moorelands Kids believes that everyone can be a leader when empowered with the right skills! Being a creative problem solver every day is key for dealing with difficult situations in the personal and professional space.  What is Creative Problem-solving? The ability to identify and utilize creative and/or unique solutions to solve problems Offering a non-conventional […]

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Tips for Staying on Track with your Goals

Goals help us focus on achieving the things we want. Unfortunately, creating goals can be hard and maintaining them, even harder. To help you out, Moorelands Kids put together the following 5 tips to help you stay on track! 1. GOALS NEED A “WHAT” AND “WHY” “What is my goal?” When you ask yourself this […]

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The Importance of Positive Role Models

Who is someone that you look up to in your life? Who is your role model? Many of us have probably encountered questions similar to these at some point in our lives. As you read those questions, there may have been several people who crossed your mind. You may have said that your role models […]

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Why Helping Others will Help You

Written by Aly Tomas It’s common knowledge that it is good to help others. We often feel relieved at solving our problem, positive about ourselves, grateful for those who care for us. We become inclined to pay it forward and share these good feelings by helping someone else. But what are the benefits to ourselves […]

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Kids Need Moorelands Camp – ED’s Report Summer 2021

“I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people – actually interacting and playing games…Here at Moorelands it’s different from school. I find it really fun…. I started making actual friends. Moorelands has connected more of those people for me.” Lucia, age 12 These are strong words from one […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Mental Health

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. COVID-19 has affected how we work, learn, socialize, exercise and even buy groceries. The lockdowns added stress for parents, teachers and have impacted the lives of children and youth too. This pandemic has impacted our everyday routines like, children going to school in-person […]

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BLAST Creates Community and Connections

COVID-19’s lockdowns left many children in isolation, feeling lonely, and in dire need of connection and community. A recent study from SickKids reported the worrying link between the pandemic and kids’ mental health decline in these tough times. Thankfully, through our unique BLAST after-school virtual programs, Moorelands Kids was able to combat loneliness with a […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Education

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. Working from home and transitioning to online learning has had a real impact, specifically on children’s education. We wanted to take a look at COVID-19’s Impact on Education. It is well known that there are existing gaps in the education system even before […]

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