Barriers for Black Students

In order to work towards a better future together, it is important to understand the unique barriers faced by Black children in the Canadian education system. In Toronto, the dropout rate for Black students is 23%, compared to 12% for White students.2 Let’s have a look at some of the factors that may impact the successful […]

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How to Help Your Child Through Challenging Times

Life is challenging for everyone, including your kids! Moorelands Kids cares about you and your family and we want to help. To do so, we’ve prepared some tips for parents on how to help your child through challenging times. Whether you know it or not, children and youth go through challenging times. As parents/guardians, these […]

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Giving Tuesday 2021

On Giving Tuesday – November 30th – your gift to Moorelands Kids WILL BE MATCHED by the Ward Family Foundation up to $35,000! We know that kids from low-income families face an opportunity gap and are falling behind due to the negative effects of the pandemic – what we call the COVID-slide. Our year-round programs help kids LEVEL UP by them connected to […]

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Christmas Sharing Unites the Community!

Every year during the holiday season, Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing unites the community as we come together to support families-in-need. Through your sponsorship or “adoption,” Toronto families facing financial challenges are provided with gifts, groceries, plus hats and mitts to keep them warm. This year one of our first-time camper families, the Siddiquis – a […]

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Festi-fall 2021 Featuring Special Guests from ActiveLife

Festi-Fall 2021 will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 pm by Zoom and we are THRILLED to announce that Clayton and Dr. Mike from ActiveLife are going to be joining us! These very special guests will be getting us moving with some ActiveLife ACTIVities! Clayton and Dr. Mike are so excited to meet […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Mental Health

This past year has been challenging for everyone. COVID-19 has affected how we work, learn, socialize, exercise and even buy groceries. The lockdowns added stress for parents, teachers and have impacted the lives of children and youth too. This pandemic has impacted our everyday routines like, children going to school in-person or virtually. There are […]

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How is COVID-19 impacting kids?

Moorelands Kids is committed to supporting the most vulnerable segments of our community who are being impacted by COVID-19. A recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) publication highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have unprecedented impact on children and youth. School closures, control measures, inaccessibility of traditional avenues of support, loss of recreational […]

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Put the Fun in FUNdraising with Friends!

” Miracles happen in multiples of one!” “ Jane Ferguson Get outside. Breathe deep; feel your whole body start to relax. Hear that—that’s the sound of kids laughing. When I ask core donors, John Offutt and Jane Ferguson, why they choose to throw a party to get kids to Moorelands Camp for summer, this is […]

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Moorelands Camp: More than Just A Week Away

Are you thinking of going to camp this summer? Or are you a parent who is considering sending your child to overnight camp for their first time away? Perhaps you’re a university student wondering what all the hype is about working at camp. Is it really as great as everyone says? We have news for […]

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Let’s Get Letitia to Camp – Send a Kid to Camp

“The happiness and positive vibes are in every person, place or thing on that island.” Letitia, Moorelands camper Moorelands’ camper, Letitia, shares her story: “I first came to camp when I was 11 with my younger sister. Before attending, I had been getting bullied at school which made me very nervous about going to the […]

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A Message from the President – AGM 2019

The Challenges of Poverty are Widespread. The challenges many families in Toronto face resulting from poverty and the lack of affordable housing are in the news virtually every day. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, Moorelands Kids is providing meaningful and life-changing support for the children and youth affected by these challenges by teaching leadership and […]

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After-School Programs in “Fall” Swing!

Over the past few weeks, our Youth LED kids have been learning about important leadership habits and qualities that they can use to achieve success. The nine-week program covers many important aspects through a fun variety of activities. This past week the students at Valley Park Middle School were developing teamwork and problem-solving skills and […]

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Moorelands BLAST is Back!

“At Moorelands, we believe that ‘Together is Better’!” BLAST IS BACK! Moorelands BLAST after-school programs returned last week and it was so great to meet old and new faces alike! Our programs at Thorncliffe Park PS, Gateway PS and Grenoble PS all kicked off with getting-to-know-you activities and an introduction to the Moorelands Community Code. […]

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St. Timothy’s Work Weekend 2017

“When I see pictures of kids at camp – on benches we have made, enjoying the archery area, the PFD’s hanging to dry, the faces of the campers, and the stories of a campers growth… I’m proud to know we have had a small role to play in this place.” At Moorelands, we teach our […]

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Sabina

Sabina is 13 years old and, as we all know, being 13 can be tough. Before she came to Moorelands Youth LED (Lead Excel Demonstrate) program, she was “a shy type of person”. Sabina never put herself forward and didn’t have the confidence to speak up in class. She also struggled to make friends and as a result hated […]

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