Supporting Youth Year-Round – ED’s Report Fall 2021

“My favourite part of online camp was seeing people and actually getting tosocialize after everything…” Astra, camper age 12 When we asked our kids what they most enjoyed about our online camp this summer, over and over again they told us that they enjoyed “the cabin time activities” and “interacting with people and playing fun […]

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Top Tips to Improve your Listening Skills

Although we may try really hard to focus on what someone is saying, it can be very easy to get distracted and tune out in the middle of a conversation. As we aim to consider and understand others around us, it is important to be a good listener and show the speaker the same respect […]

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Tips for Staying on Track with your Goals

Goals help us focus on achieving the things we want. Unfortunately, creating goals can be hard and maintaining them, even harder. To help you out, Moorelands Kids put together the following 5 tips to help you stay on track! 1. GOALS NEED A “WHAT” AND “WHY” “What is my goal?” When you ask yourself this […]

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Kids Need Moorelands Camp – ED’s Report Summer 2021

“I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people – actually interacting and playing games…Here at Moorelands it’s different from school. I find it really fun…. I started making actual friends. Moorelands has connected more of those people for me.” Lucia, age 12 These are strong words from one […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Mental Health

By Aly Tomas, volunteer 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 […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Education

By Aly Tomas, volunteer This past year has been challenging for everyone. Working from home and transitioning to online learning has had a real impact, specifically on children’s education. We wanted to take a look at COVID-19’s Impact on Education. It is well known that there are existing gaps in the education system even before […]

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It Takes Courage To Do The Right Thing

By Aly Tomas We often hear about how important it is to do the right thing, and make good decisions. Sometimes doing the right thing is clear and simple. Other times, doing the right thing might not feel so easy. It can take courage to do the right thing. Integrity What is integrity and why […]

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Reasons To Send Your Child To Summer Camp

By Aly Tomas With the weather still being “not quite spring” outside, your child’s summer plans may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s actually a perfect time to start thinking ahead to warmer months and making plans – like summer camp! Considering sending your child to summer camp? Take a look […]

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Why Camp is Important for City Kids

By Sarah Van Heuverswyn Despite social distancing measures, we still have some wonderful and fun things to do here in Toronto. We have parks, the Toronto Zoo and can discover beautiful nature trails in our magnificent ravine network. Still, nothing can replace the joy of the great Canadian wilderness, and that is one reason why […]

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What is positive youth development?

By Robyn Bell “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — Robert Kennedy. What is positive youth development? Positive Youth […]

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Stay Home & Stay Creative

Right now, as much as possible, it’s important to stay home,  stay safe, and save lives.  But we all know, staying home can be a bit boring! Don’t worry, Moorelands Kids is here to help! Below you’ll find lots of videos and resources to help you stay creative at home – most of the materials […]

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Catch the Ace!

PLAY OUR NEW CATCH THE ACE LOTTERY 2 chances to win every week! Get your tickets by Tuesday night to win the weekly prize.  PLUS, find the ACE of SPADES for the Progressive JACKPOT starting at *$5,000. 2 CHANCES TO WIN BIG EVERY WEEK! HOW IT WORKS The deadline to buy your tickets is 11.59 pm Tuesday, March 2nd   Don’t miss out – buy today! TICKETS […]

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Online Programs Help Kids Overcome

Since March 30, 2020, Moorelands Kids has been offering online programs to our kids. We asked our kids how our programs helped them overcome the challenges of the pandemic and here’s what they had to say. How online programs help kids “The pandemic’s changed the way I go to school and means I have to […]

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2020 in Review

Taking a look back at all we achieved together in the strange year that was 2020… “Typically a child’s world is very small, but even they know that the world is an uncertain place;” These true, even prescient words from our Executive Director started her letter to you in our last Stakeholders’ Impact Report.  And […]

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Overcoming the challenges of COVID – ED’s Report Winter 2021

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for your support in 2020. In a year where Canadians reported they were giving 37% less to charities due to Covid-19 and the economic shutdown to flatten the curve, the Moorelands Kids family stood strong in support of the children we serve. February is the month of love […]

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