Subsidized programs to empower Toronto kids!
Moorelands Kids’ programs teach kids from lower-income, Toronto neighbourhoods the 21st century skills they need to be outstanding leaders and engaged citizens.
Our subsidized programs help kids develop the confidence, character, competence and connections they need to succeed and thrive.
In response to COVID-19, we’re offering Virtual Programs so you can stay connected with Moorelands Kids through the pandemic.
We know that this is a challenging time for everyone and the Moorelands Kids team is here to support you with fun virtual programs that are designed to help kids continue on their leadership journey and connect with staff mentors.
After-school programs with 420 spaces for children ages 6 – 12
At BLAST, children learn and practice new skills and character qualities while engaged in play. Activities include physical literacy, STEM, homework help, games, drama, cooking, field trips and crafts. BLAST emphasizes cooperation, self-control, teamwork and leadership. We aim to help build life skills that will serve these children well as they grow into young adults.
Middle school leadership program with 75 spaces/semester for grades 6 – 8
LED at Valley Park Middle School, Humber Summit Middle School and Gulfstream PS helps youth develop their leadership and life skills through fun, hands-on experiences. Participants choose either a first semester or second semester 9-session program. Kids explore and practice the elements of effective leadership through fun activities, team building games, an introduction to volunteering and hands-on problem solving with peers.
High school leadership program with 25 spaces for youth in grades 9 – 12
VITAL at Marc Garneau CI is a hands-on program designed to help youth master the skills and character qualities they need to become leaders in their community. After a series of workshops exploring leadership tools, youth spend the majority of program volunteering in their neighbourhood. They earn community volunteer hours and practice important community engagement.
Overnight summer camp with 700 spaces for kids in grades 3 – 10
Moorelands Camp is a week away from the city in a safe, caring, positive environment that focuses on new friends, character and leadership development and FUN. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery, sports and ropes are some of the many activities at camp. Caring staff and mentors prepare campers to face life’s challenges with a positive outlook. All spots are subsidized.
We strive to help 250 moms and babies annually
The only one of its kind in Toronto, Baby Bundles supports families in need with new basic baby supplies, a blanket and sleepers. Countless volunteers lovingly knit and crochet the baby sweaters, hats and blankets that are the foundation of our Baby Bundles program. Diapers, toiletries, receiving blankets, sleepers and towels are donated and added by our dedicated volunteers and distributed to new mothers in need. We provide one bundle per baby.
Serving our summer camp and after-school program families
Christmas Sharing brings Christmas to families that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to have a traditional Christmas experience. This family program requires one participant already be enrolled in our summer camp or after-school programs. Over 800 children in need are adopted and get to celebrate the holidays, thanks to gifts and grocery cards donated by thoughtful and caring individuals, families and groups.