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Celebrating Black History Month in Canada

February is Black History Month—a time to honour the history, stories, lived experiences, and profound contributions of Black communities across the globe. This month serves as an important reminder of the ongoing struggle for social justice and equity faced by Black people worldwide. It’s also a meaningful opportunity to celebrate the richness of Black heritage […]

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The Toronto Vital Signs Report 2023

The Toronto Foundation recently released its 2023 Toronto Vital Signs report, which gives an overview of the city’s current state and highlights key indicators that impact the well-being of its residents.* At Moorelands Kids, we strive to address the challenges faced by children and youth so that we can help empower them to realize their […]

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Learning Kindness at Moorelands: Molly’s Story

Molly was introduced to Moorelands Camp when she was eight years old. For her, it wasn’t just a summer camp; it became a place that shaped her perspective on life and community and taught her what it means to be kind and give back. “I come from an underprivileged family, and we didn’t have a […]

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A Special Thanks to Our Community

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and gratitude. At Moorelands Kids, we embrace this spirit of thanks and express our deepest appreciation to our community for your continued support.  With the support of a strong and generous community of people like you—people who believe in our kids as strongly as we do—Moorelands is able to […]

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Applying Camp Lessons For Back-to-School Success

As summer camp season comes to an end, kids return home with new experiences, memories, friends and skills. Beyond campfires and canoeing, Moorelands Camp helps equip kids with tools they can use year-round. Here’s how camp can set kids up for back-to-school success: Leadership SkillsMoorelands Kids programming emphasizes leadership development. Through exciting and intentional daily […]

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Orange Shirt Day — Because Every Child Matters.

On Friday, September 30th, Canada observes its National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also Orange Shirt Day), a day dedicated to remembering and honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, along with their families and communities. We walk together on the journey toward truth and reconciliation, and everyone plays a role. Moorelands Kids […]

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RSVP for Moorelands’ Festi-Fall 2023

Join us for a FUN and FREE Event on 21st October 2023. This Festi-Fall will be filled with fun and exciting activities, snacks and refreshments, a Back To School Bundle, community building, and much more. You can also get a chance to win a FREE DRAW for prizes. To sign up for Festi-Fall 2023, CLICK […]

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Building His Future: Joel’s Alumni Story

When Joel was just five years old, he entered the BLAST after-school program offered by Moorelands Kids. For him, this was a safe place where he could spend time after school while his parents were at work. But as Joel grew older, his journey with Moorelands Kids continued—from BLAST to middle-school and high-school programs, and […]

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Finding Purpose at Camp: Mia’s Staff Spotlight

Meet Mia, who recently arrived from Ukraine as an experienced nurse who has found purpose within the caring community at Moorelands. Her journey began with a friendly encounter with neighbours who informed her about Moorelands’ impactful work with children and youth. With a background in the medical field, Mia was intrigued and inspired to join […]

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Life Lessons From a Camp Dog

Today we celebrate National Dog Day—the cutest day of the year! Whether you’re a dog owner or have experienced the joy of being around these lovable creatures, you know just how much fun and excitement they bring into our lives. Commonly referred to as “Man’s Best Friend,” dogs have earned this title for their loyalty […]

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Running in the Family

Moorelands Camp creates lasting memories that spans generations. Since its opening in 1917, Moorelands Camp has touched the lives of generations of campers. One alumna, Christarr, was given the opportunity to attend Moorelands Camp more than two decades ago, and has carried the fun-filled memories and valuable skills she learned at camp into adulthood. Today, […]

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Forging Camp: The History and Making of Moorelands Camp

In 1912, Toronto was in the midst of transformation and economic growth, with a thriving manufacturing sector that attracted a wave of new immigrants downtown. But these immigrants didn’t benefit from the economic boom in the same way that the upper and middle class did—they faced sweatshop labour, overcrowded and inadequate housing, as well as […]

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The Summer Opportunity All Kids Deserve

From the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the rolling hills of the east coast, Canada’s natural landscapes have become iconic symbols of its identity. In fact, 39% of Canadians say that nature is the country’s best feature, making outdoor recreation a key component of the great Canadian experience. We also identify our nation […]

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2023 Spring Retreat Photos

We had a wonderful time with some of our LED and VITAL participants at Moorelands Camp for some fun activities, group bonding and leadership exercises! Check out what they got up to below.

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