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#GivingTuesday 2019

Moorelands Kids hopes for many things for the children we serve this Christmas and thanks to our generous Christmas Sharing donors, we know that many will get to enjoy a Holiday celebration filled with joy and good cheer! But we have another Christmas wish that we’ve held onto for some time now… and we REALLY […]

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Christmas Sharing – A Chance to “Do Good” Together!

As a mother herself, Jacqueline Grisé, owner of Caterpillar & Co. and Monarch Manor Childcare Centres, knows just how much pressure families can come under at Christmas time. “The costs of Christmas can really start to add up. I’m so happy that we can support families-in-need at Christmas and help them celebrate.” Today, Caterpillar & […]

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Fanjoy Wine Fundraiser a Huge Success

Serving Serious Wines & Fun Times Long-time supporters, Marg McKillop and Bill Fanjoy, challenged their friends to join them for a wine-tasting party with a twist and in the process raised over $18,000 for Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs! Honouring new Board Director, Eryn Fanjoy, Marg and Bill generously treated guests to delectable wines from around […]

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Our Christmas Wish – ED’s Report Holiday 2019

Everyone likes to receive presents during the holidays and you can give a gift that delivers big change in the life of a Toronto child this Christmas. We URGENTLY need your help. 100 of our most under-served kids remain without sponsorship as we face the year-end. Their need is clear. Our need for your help […]

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Camp Outs – The BEST NIGHT EVER!

See why Elise thinks Camp Outs are THE BEST NIGHT EVER at Moorelands Camp! By Elise, age 13 “I’d never been canoeing before so I was super excited when we got lessons before camp out. Sitting there with the wind blowing on my face felt simply amazing. When camp out day finally arrived, everyone in […]

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Why Philanthropy is Important

Philanthropy means “love for humankind”. The word has its origins in the Greek “philos,” (loving) and “anthropos,” (humankind). Sometimes the words “philanthropy” and “charity” are used interchangeably but there is a difference. Charity actually refers to a short-term, empathetic response to an immediate problem or issue (for example, giving food to someone who is hungry), while […]

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The Importance of Volunteering

At Moorelands Kids, we think volunteering is so important that we created our VITAL youth leadership program for high school students at Marc Garneau CI. The program’s goal is to empower participants with leadership skills and help them become community leaders and positive role models through service in the community. Right now, our 21 VITAL […]

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Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2019

Every year, the Toronto Foundation releases its Toronto’s Vital Signs Report which they call their report card for the city. Read the Executive Summary. The report is pulled together from a staggering 294 different studies and data points – so it’s a great guage of what’s going on in this city that we live in […]

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Festi-Fall! 2019

A humongous THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers and families who came out to celebrate all things fall and Moorelands Camp with us at Festi-Fall! 2019. What better way to celebrate all things fall than a good ol’ Moorelands Kids’ campfire? On Saturday, October 19th we brought 150 campers, families and volunteers together in […]

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Do You Know How to Spot Fake News?

You may have heard the term “fake news” mentioned before, but what exactly is it? Fake news is when false information is deliberately spread, especially online, to mislead people. There are lots of reasons why people might create fake news, but sometimes the people who share it online don’t even realize they are spreading it. […]

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After-School Staff Training 2019

Our after-school programs are staffed by passionate social service/child & youth workers and students. We are grateful to Scotiabank for their generous funding for our after-school staff training. Training takes place over three sessions in September and it is RIGOROUS! At Moorelands Kids we are intentional. Our BLAST, LED, and VITAL leadership programs offer fun and educational after-school activities for […]

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Kick-start Sarah’s School Year Success!

“The things you learn at Moorelands Kids help with almost everything!” Sarah, Moorelands Kids’ camper and LED participant. After a summer of fun, Moorelands Kids’ campers are back to school. The new school year brings opportunity… but it can also bring challenges for the children we serve. While at camp, and out of their familiar […]

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projectDIVE! 113 Campers DIVE into Deeper Leadership!

Camp 2019 SUCCESS made possible by YOU: 694 spaces filled at camp – 99% filled! 113 projectDIVE! campers deepened leadership learning. 30 hours of extra staff training + 72 more hours of trekking training = an outstanding staff group. This summer, thanks to YOU – our amazing community – 113 campers were able to return […]

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Congrats to Karin Ibscher on Her Triumphant Kawagama Lake Swim!

Thank you, Karin Huge congratulations and thanks to Karin Ibscher on completing her epic swim! Karin’s impact has been tremendous.  At the time of going to print, she has surpassed her goal of sending 20 kids to camp and raised $24,787 and introduced 137 new people to the life-changing magic of Moorelands Camp. But what’s […]

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