Moorelands Kids’ Community Hub

Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: Today (March 12, 2020) the Ontario government announced they are closing public schools from March 14 to April 5 due to concerns about the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. This means Moorelands Kids’ after-school programs will not run during this time. Our office remains open for business and we continue to accept applications for Moorelands […]

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How to Get Involved and Get Happy

By VODA, BLAST Gateway Site Coordinator Have you been feeling lonely? A little bit down right now? We spend so much time on our phones looking at people living ‘perfect’ lives online, it can be hard to find happiness in your own skin. The constant bombardment of our phones has impacted us more than you […]

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RSVP for Spring Fling

Our inaugural Spring Fling, a FREE fun family festival or “camp afternoon-in-the-city”, will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 2 pm to 5pm – location TBD.  Attendees can learn what camp is about, meet the Moorelands Kids team, play games, WIN prizes, get registration information AND take home a COOL goody bag!!

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Who is Responsible for You?

By Kubix, BLAST Grenoble Site Coordinator Point to the sky, point to the ground, point to a friend, point to your knee, point to your head! Now, point to the person who is responsible for YOU… Ask this of a child and, more often than not, they will point to an adult in the room: […]

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AGM 2020

Discover the transformation that you make possible at our Annual General Meeting & Reception 2020 April 15th, 2020 Cocktail reception: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meeting: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nahanni Meeting Room, Globe and Mail Building 16th Floor | 351 King St E | Toronto | M5A 1L1 Please RSVP to the AGM […]

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World Premiere HQ’s Video

World Premiere!! Check out our BLAST kids starring in the latest music video “HQ’s” from Yung Leadership! Subscribe on YouTube! Credits Written, produced and performed by Yung Leadership Video by Moorelands Kids’ BLAST HQ’s Lyrics Verse 1 (yea- yea) (yea-yea, yea-yea) I got these habits & qualities/ (Qualities) Here I go showing you all of […]

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Celebrating love and family – ED’s Report Winter 2020

This month sees us celebrate love and family – two things that are both intertwined and meaningful at Moorelands Kids. In your winter myMoorelands, we are celebrating YOU, our Moorelands Kids family, and the very many ways you share your love and support with our kids. In the words of Hailey, one of our campers, […]

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Grace Church, Markham’s Story

“Grace means love given freely and without expectation of return.” Archbishop Justin Welby Moorelands Kids’ Century Club, introduced in our 100th year, is made up of dedicated donors who have been giving to Moorelands Kids for twenty years or more. This Valentine’s and Family Day we wanted to celebrate the love and generosity of Grace […]

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According to research from the Search Institute, young people who benefit from strong developmental relationships across different parts of their lives are more likely to have: Increased academic motivation; Increased social-emotional growth and learning; Increased sense of personal responsibility; and Reduced engagement in a variety of high-risk behaviors. For Amanda, one of our camper parents, […]

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Spring Fling

Our inaugural Spring Fling, a FREE camp fun family festival or “camp afternoon-in-the-city”, will take place on Saturday, April 18th.   Attendees can learn what camp is about, meet the Moorelands Kids team, play games, WIN prizes, get registration information AND take home a COOL goody bag!! This registration event for kids and families is also […]

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Family Day is Here!

This Family Day, we’re celebrating how YOU share your gifts and strengths with children in families facing economic barriers. “This beautiful bundle provided great assistance to our client, Chelsea. She and family are currently homeless, with five children — that includes one infant and one toddler. Recently, they were staying with Chelsea’s mom, but they […]

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5 tips for staying on track and reaching your goals

By Jodi Thompson, Moorelands Kids’ City Programs Manager How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? A little less exciting as February comes a- calling? At the beginning of each year, there’s a lot of pressure to make big, dramatic changes through resolutions. A lot of people use the year-end as a time for reflection and […]

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How to teach kids to be peaceful problem solvers

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill Teaching kids about conflict resolution and how to solve problems peacefully is an important part of child development. Life isn’t always plain sailing and kids need to learn to be peaceful problem […]

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Stop and Think – How to Use Your Pause Button

Take a moment to stop what you’re doing and think: When was the last time you lost your temper? It happens to the best of us, we could be innocently going about our day and then BAM! Something – or someone – pushes one of our buttons and sets us off. We get mad, frustrated […]

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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 Monday, April 6th. 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