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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Why Working at Camp is THE BEST

Every summer, over 600 children have the opportunity to go to Moorelands Camp. They escape the concrete jungle of the city and replace it with 45 acres of lake, sand and forests. They spend a week making friends and living in a cabin. They learn new skills- kayaking, archery, high ropes, swimming, and many many […]

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Leaders set SMART Goals

Now that 2019 is upon us, we have the opportunity to prioritize what is important in our lives. At Moorelands Kids, we know that Leaders are people who SET GOALS, and do FIRST THINGS FIRST. Goals help our plans and dreams become reality. Take some time to write out what is important to you this […]

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New Year….Resolutions or Habits?

The turn of a new year often brings the desire to declare resolutions about what will be different in your life. Many times, these resolutions are about self-improvement and bettering yourself. It seems that the whole world is hungry for change. Have you found that resolutions are easy to keep? Come the end of the […]

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Christmas Sharing Brings JOY

THANK YOU to all of our amazing donors and Christmas elves! Almost all of the gifts have been dropped off, and it’s nearly time for them to be picked up by Moorelands Kids’ families! It’s thanks to you, your families, your organizations, and your overwhelming generosity that 716 kids will have a joy-filled Christmas! Of […]

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Being a Leader Means Being a Positive Influence

Moorelands Kids’ LED (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) kids have worked hard all year learning about the HABITS & QUALITIES that make a great leader. It takes work to be PROACTIVE as a leader, but when you choose your response and consider the feelings of others, you show RESPECT. They have worked hard all year through activities […]

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Time to Celebrate Together – ED’s Report – Holiday 2018

The Christmas Season The Christmas season evokes thoughts of sharing which often inspire us to give to others — to the family and friends we love and to those in our community who are in need. With a new calendar year just around the corner, December also is a time to review 2018 and its […]

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Carolyn Fredenburg’s Story

“Planned giving is about imagining a world that isn’t there yet – and then making it so.” Carolyn Keen Fredenburg so enjoyed camping as a child that supporting Moorelands Community Services was simply a natural thing to do. Carolyn was introduced to camping at age 12 and, as she says, “I loved it!”  She savored […]

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Make a Difference

We are thrilled to share that all 243 Toronto families in our Christmas Sharing program have been adopted! That equates to over 600 children who get to celebrate the holidays with cheer, thanks to the gifts and grocery cards donated by thoughtful and caring people! THANK YOU! Are you still looking for ways to help out and […]

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First Annual Festi-fall Brings Campers Together in the City

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, Moorelands Kids held its First Annual Festi-fall for camper families and the impact of Moorelands Camp was clear to see. Two hundred campers, their parents and our AMAZING Moorelands Camp alumni volunteers came together for a delightful afternoon of carnival games—pumpkin curling! Ring toss! Giant Jenga™! A Sully and Gilbert […]

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Moorelands Kids has the Chance to Do Even More for Kids

Thanks to a generous donor, we have a Matching Weeks Challenge for Camp—out to you and to our entire community! We know that having the opportunity to go to camp is wonderful for all kids. With your help, Moorelands Kids makes that happen every year for over 600 children and youth who, because of their […]

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Meet Koda – Moorelands Kids Changed My Life!

“Moorelands isn’t your typical summer camp. The camp’s goal is to have every camper grow as a leader and to discover their full potential.” Koda, a former Moorelands Kids’ camper, is now a Moorelands Camp and BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) program staff member. In 2017, Koda received the Moorelands’ Young Leaders Award and […]

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The Growing Need for Moorelands Kids Leadership Programs

“Child Poverty Affects Families in Every Single Ward in Toronto,” read a headline from the Toronto Star’s coverage of the municipal elections in November. Sadly, the recently published 2018 Toronto Child & Family Poverty Report estimates that more than 125,000 children live in low-income families. The data illustrates that poverty, long thought of as an […]

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Chris Gale: Supporting Moorelands Kids – It’s a Family Decision

Chris Gale, CEO Angus Systems Hi. I’m Chris Gale, CEO of Angus Systems, which is a small software company on Leslie Street just north of Eglinton.  We are a progressive company and take pride in supporting the community around us.  In particular, we like to align ourselves with organizations that help disadvantaged women and children. […]

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