Give Toronto Kids the Happiness Factor!

Help Kids Get Back to Happy

Today’s youth are more stressed and anxious than ever. In fact, Toronto has a rapidly growing youth mental health crisis, with hospitalizations doubling due to mental health needs over this last decade alone. Studies show those from low-income backgrounds are much more likely to experience poor mental health. [1]  Financial need in children affects so much more than the pocketbook.

We URGENTLY need your help. Please support our Happiness Factor Appeal — 100 of our most vulnerable kids remain without your support as we face our year-end. Their need is clear. Our need for your help this season is great.

The impact of technology on the developing brain is well documented. The impact of social isolation is profound.

We offer a tech-free environment [2] in all our programs, and the tools kids need to overcome the many mental health challenges that arise when you lack connection to peers and mentors. We call this the Moorelands Kids Happiness Factor. For us, saying no to these vulnerable children just isn’t an option.

Please help us raise the remaining $117,500 we need to end the year with all 2019 kids fully supported.

Your support now gives children and youth the chance to make meaningful, in-person friendships and develop new skills in a supportive environment.

Please join us. Make a donation and give kids the Happiness Factor!

[1] Toronto’s Vital Signs, 2019

[2] Tillmann S, Tobin D, Avison W, et al., 2018. “Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review” J Epidemiol Community Health; 72:958-966



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 Thursday, April 30th. 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