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How to be a Creative Problem Solver Every Day

Moorelands Kids believes that everyone can be a leader when empowered with the right skills! Being a creative problem solver every day is key for dealing with difficult situations in the personal and professional space.  What is Creative Problem-solving? The ability to identify and utilize creative and/or unique solutions to solve problems Offering a non-conventional […]

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Tips for Staying on Track with your goals

Goals help us focus on achieving the things we want. Unfortunately, creating goals can be hard and maintaining them, even harder. To help you out, Moorelands Kids put together the following 5 tips to help you stay on track! 1. GOALS NEED A “WHAT” AND “WHY” “What is my goal?” When you ask this question, […]

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The Importance of Positive Role Models

Who is someone that you look up to in your life? Who is your role model? Many of us have probably encountered questions similar to these at some point in our lives. As you read those questions, there may have been several people who crossed your mind. You may have said that your role models […]

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Why Helping Others will Help You

Written by Aly Tomas It’s common knowledge that it is good to help others. We often feel relieved at solving our problem, positive about ourselves, grateful for those who care for us. We become inclined to pay it forward and share these good feelings by helping someone else. But what are the benefits to ourselves […]

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A Typical Day At Moorelands Kids’ Virtual Camp

We’ve learned a lot from last year and our Virtual Camp will be even more interactive, supportive and FUN! On a typical day, campers will receive a daily schedule filled with fun, engaging challenges and videos spread throughout the day to mimic moving between camp activities but most importantly, cabin group time is doubling to […]

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Lucia’s Story

“As soon as we started with the Coronavirus, I was only talking to 1 or 2 people… and it’s honestly been driving me crazy! Because I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people. And actually interact playing games, not just like school and listening to people and people […]

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Kids Need Moorelands Camp – ED’s Report Summer 2021

“I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people – actually interacting and playing games…Here at Moorelands it’s different from school. I find it really fun…. I started making actual friends. Moorelands has connected more of those people for me.” Lucia, age 12 These are strong words from one […]

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You Can’t Cancel Community!

Social Distancing is hard on everyone. Finding ways to connect to our families, kids and community in meaningful ways remains critically important. A year on since we ran our first ever Virtual Camp, Moorelands Kids is about to run online camp programming for a second year. It’s not where we thought we’d be, but it’s […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Mental Health

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. COVID-19 has affected how we work, learn, socialize, exercise and even buy groceries. The lockdowns added stress for parents, teachers and have impacted the lives of children and youth too. This pandemic has impacted our everyday routines like, children going to school in-person […]

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BLAST Creates Community and Connections

COVID-19’s lockdowns left many children in isolation, feeling lonely, and in dire need of connection and community. A recent study from SickKids reported the worrying link between the pandemic and kids’ mental health decline in these tough times. Thankfully, through our unique BLAST after-school virtual programs, Moorelands Kids was able to combat loneliness with a […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Education

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. Working from home and transitioning to online learning has had a real impact, specifically on children’s education. We wanted to take a look at COVID-19’s Impact on Education. It is well known that there are existing gaps in the education system even before […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2020

Achieve More Together! That was the theme we set at the start of the year – it spoke to how much more can be achieved when we share our strengths. 2020 certainly wasn’t a year that anyone expected, but it brought into focus just how important our work is and that sharing our strengths is […]

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Km4Camp!

On the May 24 Weekend 2021, the Moorelands Kids team is raising money to send kids to camp this summer by taking on the challenge of traversing the not-insignificant 240km distance between Toronto and Moorelands Camp! We’re splitting the distance between us and are planning to walk, run, cycle, (and maybe even kayak) to help kids get […]

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How to make an Instagram Reel – VITAL Volunteering Opportunity

Gain volunteer hours by making an Instagram Reel about the Moorelands Kids’ Habits & Qualities! By making an Instagram Reel, you can gain 2 volunteer hours and have your work featured on Moorelands Kids’ Instagram! Scroll down to see our video on how to make an Instagram Reel: How it works Choose 1 of the […]

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It Takes Courage To Do The Right Thing

By Aly Tomas We often hear about how important it is to do the right thing, and make good decisions. Sometimes doing the right thing is clear and simple. Other times, doing the right thing might not feel so easy. It can take courage to do the right thing. Integrity What is integrity and why […]

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