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 – EVEN IN WEEK 1! HOW IT WORKS The deadline to buy your tickets is 11.59 pm Tuesday, March 2nd   Don’t miss out […]

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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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Stay Active at Home!

Right now, as much as possible, it’s important to stay home,  stay safe, and save lives.  Staying active when you’re stuck at home can be tricky but Moorelands Kids is here to help! Below you’ll find lots of videos and resources to help you stay active at home with very little equipment needed. We’re encouraging […]

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Language and Tools to Make a Legacy Gift

We’re here for you. We can help you make a meaningful gift and leave more for your family– both –so let’s have a conversation. Please speak with Maureen Lewis, 416-466-9987 Ext.307 or mlewis@moorelands.ca to discuss how. Legacy, or Planned Gifts are an important part of the Moorelands Kids’ giving tradition.  Your legacy can have a […]

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How We’re Making Christmas Sharing Pandemic Safe

Moorelands Kids is continuing to update our COVID-19 pandemic safety procedures based on the most up-to-date advice from Toronto Public Health. We’re working hard to ensure that everyone in our community can stay safe while continuing to take part and participate in Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing. We’re increasing the time between donor drop off and […]

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Sharing Kindness and Joy This Christmas

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the long-existing inequities in our city. For too many of our families, this upcoming festive season will be quite tough. Data from Toronto Public Health and ICES[1] demonstrates that lower income people, new immigrants and racialized Canadians are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.  Our after-school programs are […]

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The Gift of Opportunity – ED’s Report Holiday 2020

“It’s not just about toys – you’re giving them tools to help with their future!” These words from one of our camper parents, Laurette, when discussing the value of Moorelands Kids’ Christmas Sharing, truly speak to the heart of what Moorelands Kids is all about. Your support of our programs can give kids so many […]

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Christmas Sharing – The Gift of Opportunity

When you take part in Christmas Sharing, you’re not just making the Holidays happen and spreading festive cheer, but you’re helping kindle a fire of ambition and purpose in the children we serve, setting them on a path to dream big and pursue their goals. Christmas Sharing – the gift of opportunity! Just ask Laurette […]

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