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.
Moorelands Camp and our after-school programs are designed to help kids continue on their leadership journey and connect with staff mentors. Our family program, Holiday Sharing connects families in need with support in the community.
After-school programs with 84 daily spots 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 30 spaces for youth in grades 9 – 12
VITAL online/in-person hybrid program is 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 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.
Serving our summer camp and after-school program families
Holiday Sharing brings the holidays to families that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to have a traditional holiday 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.