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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Farid’s Story

Farid, aged 8, loves Moorelands Kids’ BLAST after-school program! He’s been attending since Grade 1 and according to his mom, Zahab, BLAST has become a pretty big part of his world: “Farid loves being a part of Moorelands! He loves all his friends and the warm and encouraging environment. He is so full of energy […]

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Moorelands Kids – Shaping Generations of Positive Role Models.

“I love Moorelands because it feels like a family and it’s an inclusive environment. I feel confident sending my kids here because I know they’re going to be safe and taken care of, but they’re also going to learn positive life skills and have great experiences they wouldn’t get elsewhere.” Clayton Jackson Clayton Jackson attended […]

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Tom

“Tom loved the lake, the campout and building a fire…now he can’t wait to get back to BLAST!” 11-year-old Tom has attended Moorelands BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) for the past two years. This summer he came to us for his first real experience of summer camp at Moorelands Wilderness Camp – an experience […]

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Angela’s story

Angela Angela first started attending the Moorelands After-school program at the Applegrove Community Complex when she was 11 years old. Today, at 22, she is a Program Leader at another Moorelands BLAST After-school program and also works at the Moorelands City Summer Day Camp in the summer. “I wasn’t popular at school”, says Angela. I was the […]

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Nasreen’s story

Nasreen   Nasreen was only 7 when her parents were killed before her eyes in Afghanistan. Her only living relative was her teenaged uncle. Together they fled to a refugee camp and within a year found themselves in Canada, newcomers sponsored by a Toronto church. Once in Toronto, Nasreen was diagnosed with a blood disorder […]

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Moorelands BLAST gives Families Peace of Mind

Nancy Stewart sits down with the Siddiqui/Moins family to talk BLAST! For the Siddiqui/Moin family, Moorelands’ BLAST program (Budding Leaders After-School Teams) has had a positive effect on family life. Abdul really appreciates that his 10 year old twins, Hamza and Sana, get homework support and usually have their work completed before coming home. “It […]

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Back to school is a BLAST!

Zara and Zayed at BLAST Zara really likes the crafts. Zayed really likes the snacks. Lubna, their mother, really likes the quality programming at an affordable price. What they all really like is the BLAST (Budding Leaders After-school Teams) program! Lubna Aslam discovered the Moorelands BLAST program at a very opportune time. She was re-entering […]

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Miranda’s Story

Miranda Tulsi was a participant at Grenoble City programs in 1999 when she was in Grade 4. “Moorelands helped me become the person I am today…whenever I look back or think about my time at Moorelands, it always puts a smile on my face.” Since then she has cultivated a long-standing and fruitful connection to […]

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John de Visser’s Moorelands Story

One of the most wonderful things about Moorelands is that the connections formed at our programs last a lifetime! John de Visser first came to Moorelands as a camper in the late 1970s and went on to be a staff member.  Read his story below: “There is no time in my life that I look […]

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