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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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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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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How to Set Goals for Success In The New School Year

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” Pablo Picasso School is just around the corner. Do you feel ready? You might be excited to see all of your friends! Maybe you’re nervous […]

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Why Good Leaders Are Responsible

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn Responsibility is something required of all of us in every area of our lives. We need to demonstrate responsibility in our families, when we’re at school, when we are at work, and in […]

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What does it mean to be a good citizen?

At Moorelands Kids, we believe that if you provide children with the tools to make good decisions, treat people well, and respect themselves, they will be a part of the community as good citizens. We aren’t necessarily talking about your COUNTRY of citizenship. We’re thankful to live in Canada and to be a part of […]

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Leadership Retreat 2019

On Thursday, June 6th, Moorelands Kids took 52 kids from our after-school LED and VITAL youth leadership programs on an adventure to Moorelands Camp for their first taste of the Canadian wilderness on the Leadership Retreat 2019! The Leadership Retreat is an opportunity for all program participants across our four difference programs (three LED locations […]

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After-school Program Highlights 2018-2019

All three of our after-school programs have finished for the year (although we have the Leadership Retreat to look forward to this weekend). Check out the pics to see how much fun, play, crafts, snacks, games, baseball, learning, laughter, and friendships we’ve packed into our BLAST, LED, and VITAL after-school programs this year. Thank you […]

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Blue Jays Field Trip May 26th 2019

BLAST and LED kids and their families were treated to a fun day out at the ball game to see the Toronto Blue Jays v. the San Diego Padres on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 courtesy of our friends at Jays Care! The winners of the recent baseball tournament, BLAST Grenoble, were treated to prime seats […]

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Learning to Lead at LED!

LED (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) has closed for this spring session and we’ve been fondly looking back on some of our favourite memories! Equipping Kids with Skills to Lead! 1. Creating Vision Boards! It was so important to start the LED journey focusing on FIRST THINGS FIRST…they help us to know what we wanted to get […]

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Jays Care BLAST Baseball Day 2019

The Jays Care BLAST Baseball Day 2019 was held on Saturday, May 11th. Thank you so much to our partners, Jays Care, for making this great event possible! We’re excited to share some AMAZING results from the Rookie League Spring Training sponsored by Jays Care… Before the training, 85% of BLAST kids didn’t know how […]

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LED – Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow!

Moorelands Kids’ LED program (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) has launched for the spring semester! We’re so excited to have the opportunity to serve so many young people. Moorelands Kids is committed to empowering kids to become leaders, and setting them up for success. We invest in leadership and life skills learning programs that enable kids to […]

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Why Trustworthiness is a Vital Leadership Habit

“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” Henry L Stimson The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines trustworthiness as being worthy of confidence, and being dependable. It can also be described as being reliable, responsible, safe, secure, and steady. Trustworthiness is one of the most important qualities in life. It is the quality […]

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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 Thursday, April 30th. 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