Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: Today (March 12, 2020) the Ontario government announced they are closing public schools from March 14 to April 5 due to concerns about the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. This means Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs will not run during this time. Our office remains open for business and we continue to accept applications for Moorelands […]

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How to Get Involved and Get Happy

By VODA, BLAST Gateway Site Coordinator Have you been feeling lonely? A little bit down right now? We spend so much time on our phones looking at people living ‘perfect’ lives online, it can be hard to find happiness in your own skin. The constant bombardment of our phones has impacted us more than you […]

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RSVP for Spring Fling

Our inaugural Spring Fling, a FREE fun family festival or “camp afternoon-in-the-city”, will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 2 pm to 5pm – location TBD.  Attendees can learn what camp is about, meet the Moorelands Kids team, play games, WIN prizes, get registration information AND take home a COOL goody bag!!

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Who is Responsible for You?

By Kubix, BLAST Grenoble Site Coordinator Point to the sky, point to the ground, point to a friend, point to your knee, point to your head! Now, point to the person who is responsible for YOU… Ask this of a child and, more often than not, they will point to an adult in the room: […]

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World Premiere HQ’s Video

World Premiere!! Check out our BLAST kids starring in the latest music video “HQ’s” from Yung Leadership! Subscribe on YouTube! Credits Written, produced and performed by Yung Leadership Video by Moorelands Kids’ BLAST HQ’s Lyrics Verse 1 (yea- yea) (yea-yea, yea-yea) I got these habits & qualities/ (Qualities) Here I go showing you all of […]

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SHARING OUR STRENGTHS BUILDS OPPORTUNITIES

According to research from the Search Institute, young people who benefit from strong developmental relationships across different parts of their lives are more likely to have: Increased academic motivation; Increased social-emotional growth and learning; Increased sense of personal responsibility; and Reduced engagement in a variety of high-risk behaviors. For Amanda, one of our camper parents, […]

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Family Day is Here!

This Family Day, we’re celebrating how YOU share your gifts and strengths with children in families facing economic barriers. “This beautiful bundle provided great assistance to our client, Chelsea. She and family are currently homeless, with five children — that includes one infant and one toddler. Recently, they were staying with Chelsea’s mom, but they […]

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5 tips for staying on track and reaching your goals

By Jodi Thompson, Moorelands Kids’ City Programs Manager How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? A little less exciting as February comes a- calling? At the beginning of each year, there’s a lot of pressure to make big, dramatic changes through resolutions. A lot of people use the year-end as a time for reflection and […]

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Stop and Think – How to Use Your Pause Button

Take a moment to stop what you’re doing and think: When was the last time you lost your temper? It happens to the best of us, we could be innocently going about our day and then BAM! Something – or someone – pushes one of our buttons and sets us off. We get mad, frustrated […]

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Care for Yourself this Winter

Brrrr! It’s cold out there! Self-care is important. If you don’t care for yourself, you’re bound to get run down, or worse, sick! And then how will you achieve your best? How will you care for others? Since winter seems to be doubling down on us this week, we’d thought we share some tips on […]

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Thank You For Giving Back On Giving Tuesday!

THANK YOU!!! We’re so grateful to everyone who celebrated Giving Tuesday and supported Moorelands Kids! We are overwhelmed by your generosity! On Giving Tuesday, YOU… Rallied to give back to your community and show support for Toronto kids. Took up the Harold E. Ballard Foundation’s challenge to rebuild Junior Cookout, donating $10,455 towards the rebuild […]

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Buy a Brick to Take Down the #Unignorable Tower!

United Way Fundraiser CONGRATS TO ERITHA HUNTLEY LEWIS! The winner of the 50/50 fundraiser! We’re fundraising to help the United Way of Greater Toronto take down the #UNIGNORABLE Tower. Buy a brick for $10 and you could win $500! With each brick purchase, your name will be attached to a brick on our mini #UNIGNORABLE […]

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Our Christmas Wish – ED’s Report Holiday 2019

Everyone likes to receive presents during the holidays and you can give a gift that delivers big change in the life of a Toronto child this Christmas. We URGENTLY need your help. 100 of our most under-served kids remain without sponsorship as we face the year-end. Their need is clear. Our need for your help […]

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Do You Know How to Spot Fake News?

You may have heard the term “fake news” mentioned before, but what exactly is it? Fake news is when false information is deliberately spread, especially online, to mislead people. There are lots of reasons why people might create fake news, but sometimes the people who share it online don’t even realize they are spreading it. […]

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Monday, April 6th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids