What does it mean to be a good citizen?

At Moorelands Kids, we believe that if you provide children with the tools to make good decisions, treat people well, and respect themselves, they will be a part of the community as good citizens. We aren’t necessarily talking about your COUNTRY of citizenship. We’re thankful to live in Canada and to be a part of […]

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Staff Story

Thank you for your amazing work this summer! As you know, Moorelands Camp is a lot of FUN but it’s also a LOT of work because we offer something deeper and more important to the kids… As you know…we are on a mission! We intend that children will gain skills, experience personal growth, build confidence […]

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Tips for first-time campers (and parents!)

We know that sending your child to camp is a big deal for parents AND for kids. If it’s their first time away from home, we understand that there might be some nerves. Because we want every camper to have success at Moorelands Camp, we have some helpful tips that might help our first-time campers. […]

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Our Favourite Things About Camp!

As we look forward to the sun shining more brightly, the snow melting, and the blue skies reappearing, we thought it was time for us to remind you of some of the reasons WHY summer camp is SO AMAZING. Here are some of our VERY FAVOURITE things about Moorelands Camp! #1 “The Good Morning Song”! […]

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Teamwork Helps Kids Go Further

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.” ― Amy Poehler BLAST – Budding Leaders After School Teams! The kids in our BLAST after-school program have been busy practicing some of the Moorelands Kids Habits and Qualities in their […]

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Matching Weeks Challenge Success!

THANK YOU! Matching Weeks Challenge Goal Exceeded – $195,000 Raised! We’d like to extend a special THANK YOU to the Ross Family for generously matching gifts to the challenge. Together, you’ve made two weeks at camp a reality for 55 kids in 2019 through project DIVE. This new program will give campers the chance to […]

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Baby Bundles: A Transformative Gift of Hope and Care

What’s the impact of a Moorelands Kids’ baby bundle? That’s the very question we put to Natalie Di Quattro of Native Child and Family Services, who have partnered with us for more than 12 years. “The impact of a Baby Bundle goes beyond the physical items,” explains Nancy. “It really helps moms that are struggling; […]

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To Transform is to Experience Change – ED’s Report – Winter 2019

Thank you for your incredible support and encouragement in 2018! Because of you, we ended our year with strength.  More kids than ever before were able to experience Moorelands Kids’ programs and gain new skills. As 2019 unfolds, we want to share with you the importance of developing new skills.Our vision is to empower kids […]

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New Skills for a New Year!

Moorelands Kids’ programs empower children and youth to transform their lives with new skills, new experiences and a new outlook. Your support has a long-lasting impact on the lives of some of Toronto’s most vulnerable kids. But don’t just take our word for it; discover what our participants say they’ve learned at Moorelands and how […]

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Share the Love this Family Day

In honour of Family Day (February 18th), we’re running a social media contest to help grow the Moorelands Kids family! From now until Family Day, when you share our posts publicly on Facebook or Twitter, or post about our programs on Instagram, using the hashtag #MoorelandsKids and tagging us, you’ll be entered into a draw to win Moorelands Kids swag! This Family Day Help […]

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Young Leaders Grow at Moorelands Kids

The snow has been falling and temperatures have been chilly, but the kids from BLAST at Thorncliffe Park have been in a flurry of activity as they made GIANT snowflakes! They had a great opportunity to learn that good leaders are FAIR. When creating, working, or doing a project together, it’s important to take turns […]

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Christmas Caring Through Christmas Sharing

Income inequality is rising twice as fast in Toronto than in the rest of the country, with 133,000 children in Toronto living in poverty.  Since 1912, Moorelands Kids has stood in the gap, providing support and programming to over 130,000 kids from Toronto. At Moorelands Kids, we empower kids and set them up for success […]

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Introducing LEDGE and STEP Our New High School Programs

At Moorelands Kids, we recognize the inherent value of all children and youth. We provide opportunities for participants in our programs to develop self-awareness and confidence, and learn about the habits and qualities that help to empower them as leaders. We’re excited to unveil our new programs for high school students! These advanced leadership development […]

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PROACTIVE Leaders

When leaders face a challenge, they get to make choices. Our young leaders in BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) experience this every week as they try new things together. Whether they are making nachos together, trying tzatziki for the first time, making crafts or playing games, they get to chose how they respond to […]

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