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Lynda Tilley Featured on Connections

Check out this video of our Executive Director, Lynda Tilley, being interviewed by Moorelands Kids’ staff alumnus, Jim Allan. Here, Lynda and Jim discuss the challenges that Moorelands Kids has faced during the pandemic and how we’ve adapted to keep kids connected, resilient and strong! Want to learn more about how Moorelands Kids has adapted? […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Team to Pull Together

Being a leader will require you to work in a team, but being on a team isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels easier to just go ahead and just take over just to get things done… but actually this is not a great habit to get into. It can lead to you becoming a micro-manager […]

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Top 10 Skills Employers Want and How to Develop Them in High School

Here are top 10 skills employers want and how to develop them in high school! Moorelands Kids wants young people to succeed in the workforce. 1: CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Critical thinking involves making informed decisions in various situations. Employers are commonly looking for these skills, so to develop them in high school, you should: Ask […]

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Why After-School Programs Are So Important

After-school programs are fun, safe environments where kids can develop new skills, experience different types of learning, and meet new friends! There are many benefits to enrolling your kids in after-school programs. Here are some reasons as to why after-school programs are important for children and youth! DEVELOP NEW SKILLS There are many different types […]

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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Be Leaders

Being a leader allows kids to take responsibility and control over certain aspects of their own lives. But being a leader is more than telling others what to do, true leaders are listeners who know how to collaborate to achieve success. Many parents don’t realize that they have the ability to teach their kids leadership […]

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Festi-fall 2021 Featuring Special Guests from ActiveLife

Festi-Fall 2021 will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 pm by Zoom and we are THRILLED to announce that Clayton and Dr. Mike from ActiveLife are going to be joining us! These very special guests will be getting us moving with some ActiveLife ACTIVities! Clayton and Dr. Mike are so excited to meet […]

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Starry Summer Night 2021 Brings In Huge Treasure Trawl for Moorelands Kids

Once again, the sensational Starry Summer Night Committee, made up of our cottage neighbours on Kawagama Lake, came together (virtually!) this summer to do something HUGE for Moorelands Camp! While the pandemic meant they couldn’t have their annual in-person bash, Starry Summer NIght 2021 still managed to raise an enormous $72,000 and counting through their […]

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Kelvin’s Story: Bringing Leadership to Your Community

 “Really the point of Moorelands is you come to learn how to be a better leader and then you go back to your community and bring that leadership there.” Kelvin, VITAL participant age 16. Moorelands Kids has been a huge part of Kelvin’s life since he was 8 years old. When we meet to discuss […]

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After-school Programs Connect Kids Year-Round

“Education disruption is the ‘shadow pandemic’ that could eclipse the health crisis in its impact. And with mounting learning gaps and lagging policy, Canadian students are falling behind their global peers.” https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/covid-19-pandemic-disrupted-schooling-impact/ A Message about Fall After-school Programs from Jodi Thompson, City Programs Manager We are very excited to welcome kids back to our after-school […]

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Meet Former Board Member, Marilyn Pattison

“The growing disparity of income in today’s world is a concern to me. I really think that a place like Moorelands is more important than ever. Kids who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in an unhappy or unhealthy place because of family poverty – it just doesn’t seem fair or Christian to […]

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Too Much to Do? Top Time Management Tips

Have you ever had those days where it feels like 24 hours just isn’t enough to complete all your tasks, and you wish that time would just stop for a moment? Many people can probably relate! Whether you are busy with school, work, or extracurriculars, it can be hard to manage your time when there […]

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Thank you for empowering kids with the 4 Cs!

THANK YOU to our Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) campaign donors and fundraisers! This year, our growing group of amazing fundraisers wrote letters, sent emails, sold fire muffins and even RACED ACROSS ONTARIO in under 24 hours to raise money to send kids to Moorelands’ virtual camp! Thanks to YOUR contributions to the campaign, […]

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Moorelands Virtual Camp Exceeds Expectations!

We asked Moorelands Camp Director, David Borsook, how he felt about Moorelands’ Virtual Camp 2021. As he answered, you could hear the smile in his voice. “One of our program goals – both in 2020 and this summer – was to find ways to keep the kids feeling connected and growing through their time spent […]

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Supporting Youth Year-Round – ED’s Report Fall 2021

“My favourite part of online camp was seeing people and actually getting tosocialize after everything…” Astra, camper age 12 When we asked our kids what they most enjoyed about our online camp this summer, over and over again they told us that they enjoyed “the cabin time activities” and “interacting with people and playing fun […]

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