#GivingTuesday 2019

Moorelands Kids hopes for many things for the children we serve this Christmas and thanks to our generous Christmas Sharing donors, we know that many will get to enjoy a Holiday celebration filled with joy and good cheer! But we have another Christmas wish that we’ve held onto for some time now… and we REALLY […]

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Why Philanthropy is Important

Philanthropy means “love for humankind”. The word has its origins in the Greek “philos,” (loving) and “anthropos,” (humankind). Sometimes the words “philanthropy” and “charity” are used interchangeably but there is a difference. Charity actually refers to a short-term, empathetic response to an immediate problem or issue (for example, giving food to someone who is hungry), while […]

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Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2019

Every year, the Toronto Foundation releases its Toronto’s Vital Signs Report which they call their report card for the city. Read the Executive Summary. The report is pulled together from a staggering 294 different studies and data points – so it’s a great guage of what’s going on in this city that we live in […]

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Festi-Fall! 2019

A humongous THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers and families who came out to celebrate all things fall and Moorelands Camp with us at Festi-Fall! 2019. What better way to celebrate all things fall than a good ol’ Moorelands Kids’ campfire? On Saturday, October 19th we brought 150 campers, families and volunteers together in […]

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Do You Know How to Spot Fake News?

You may have heard the term “fake news” mentioned before, but what exactly is it? Fake news is when false information is deliberately spread, especially online, to mislead people. There are lots of reasons why people might create fake news, but sometimes the people who share it online don’t even realize they are spreading it. […]

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Moorelands Camp 2019 project DIVE! Gallery

project DIVE!, a Moorelands Camp 2019 pilot, is an advanced leadership program for campers who demonstrated strong potential to be positive leaders during their previous Moorelands Camp experience.  Being a great leader isn’t easy, but our camp staff trusted that by giving these kids greater responsibility and challenges, they would rise to the occasion… and […]

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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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Why Summer Camp Changes Lives

When children attend summer camp we have a lot of hopes for them. We hope that they are safe. We hope that they have fun. We hope that they make memories. We hope that they learn something important about themselves and others. We hope for all these things for our kids, but we work to […]

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How You Can Be a Leader Every Day of the Year!

So you’ve come home from your week at Moorelands Camp. You spent the week learning Girl’s End and Boy’s End cheers, playing WILD camp games, trying new activities,  laughing till your stomach hurt with your cabin mates, learning from your cabin leaders, making great friends, and developing as a LEADER. But home is not camp […]

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