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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Make this the Best School Year Ever! Plan for Success

BY JAY, CAMP VOLUNTEER “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett It’s that time of year again! School’s back. But it might be very different than what you might be used to. You might be learning online. You might have less classmates at school. […]

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How to Take Care of Yourself Inside & Out

BY VODA, SUMMER STAFF As those of us here in Toronto move forward into Stage 3, most of us are getting the hang of the new normal… I think by now it’s safe to say that everyone washes their hands regularly, we own various masks and everyone (for the most part) is aware and attempting […]

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Don’t let Yesterday’s Mistakes Define You

BY HANNAH, BLAST PROGRAM LEADER Yesterday’s mistakes tend to define me but what is a mistake? Mistakes have a lot of causes; they can be big or small. But the thing they have in common is that they all have to do with doing the wrong thing. It could either make you or break you […]

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What does it mean to be a Good Citizen?

BY BLAST PROGRAM LEADERS SAMIA & VODA At Moorelands, all year round, we strive to be good citizens in our community. There are many definitions of a citizen but to narrow it down, it means, that you belong and identify with a community. However, the question remains, what makes someone a good citizen? In Moorelands’ […]

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Indigenous Connections with Kawagama Lake

Moorelands Kids recognizes that many Indigenous nations have long standing relationships with the territories upon which we are located that precede our establishment. We acknowledge our presence in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples; and at Moorelands Camp on Kawagama […]

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Get in the Habit of Good Decisions

By VODA, BLAST program leader Habits are actions that repeat over and over. Maybe you have a good habit like brushing your teeth in the morning, or maybe you have a bad habit like biting your nails. We all have habits whether we realize it or not and we should all get in the habit […]

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HOW MOORELANDS KIDS IS RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Let’s Keep Our Kids Resilient & Strong Social Distancing is hard on everyone. Finding ways to connect with our families and kids in meaningful ways is critically important. Moorelands Kids understands that Covid-19 is increasing anxiety for many. Children and youth are particularly vulnerable and those already living below the poverty line are three times […]

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Let’s Send Camp To Kids! – ED’s Report Summer 2020

Like many of our children, Kaiya is going through a difficult time as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The need to social distance can be particularly cruel now as we face major life events without the ability to come together. To know that memories of camp are keeping Kaiya strong and resilient, I am filled with […]

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