RSVP for Moorelands’ Festi-Fall 2023

Join us for a FUN and FREE Event on 21st October 2023. This Festi-Fall will be filled with fun and exciting activities, snacks and refreshments, a Back To School Bundle, community building, and much more. You can also get a chance to win a FREE DRAW for prizes. To sign up for Festi-Fall 2023, CLICK […]

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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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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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Honesty Matters: What to do if You’ve Been Less Than

Honesty matters. At Moorelands Kids, we believe that one of the most important leadership qualities is trustworthiness, which helps us achieve our goals together. This is why we’ve compiled the following list to explain why honesty matters and what to do if you’ve been less than. Why Honesty Matters You may ask, why does honesty […]

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What does it mean to be a Good Citizen?

At Moorelands, all year round, we strive to be good citizens in our community. There are many definitions of a citizen but to narrow it down, it means, that you belong and identify with a community. However, the question remains, what makes someone a good citizen? In Moorelands’ dictionary, citizenship means accepting and respecting others. […]

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Steps to Rebuild A Negative Reputation

Moorelands Kids understands that sometimes things happen: we make mistakes or wrong choices and forget to think about the consequences! Thankfully, it doesn’t have to end there. Here are some steps to rebuild a negative reputation in your community. After all, character counts! Moorelands Community Code – KNOW, GROW & SHOW At Moorelands Kids, we […]

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Teaching Kids About Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is a vital leadership habit because trust plays an important role in healthy relationships and everyday encounters with others. Those who are trustworthy are more likely to foster positive relationships. Whether it is through small teaching moments or larger conversations around trust, you can teach kids about trustworthiness and the importance of being someone […]

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The Butterfly Effect of Teaching Kids Service Leadership

Moorelands Kids believes that teaching young people about service leadership has a butterfly effect. In this post, we’ll break this down using the 5 W’s model: who, what, where, when and why. WHO… If you are on this page, then you may already have guessed who is doing the teaching—Moorelands Kids! Moorelands Kids is a […]

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The Dude’s Story: Moorelands is a Unique Opportunity for Kids

“Moorelands matters because it teaches everyone there to give back – there’s nothing more important than that style of leadership. Kids that spend enough time at Moorelands grow up to realize it’s important to give back too.” For Kieran Cousins, known at Moorelands Camp as The Dude during the summers of 2018, 2019, 2021 when […]

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Volunteers Clean Up Camp In Honour of Bushwacker

On Saturday September 25th, Moorelands Camp welcomed back some former staff as volunteers to help get the camp back into tip-top shape in preparation for summer 2022. Thank you so much to Dozer, Ganoe, The Dude, Fisher, Tiny and Lost, for your hard work in reassembling the Dining Hall Kitchen after some significant repairs this […]

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Moorelands Kids A Top 100 Charity for 2021

Moorelands Kids has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities for the 2nd year in a row by Charity Intelligence (Ci)! A Top 100 Charity in Canada We’re so honoured to once again be rated as a Top 100 Charity in Canada and to be recognized for our mission’s impact, transparency, accountability! What is […]

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Lynda Tilley Featured on Connections

Check out this video of our Executive Director, Lynda Tilley, being interviewed by Moorelands Kids’ staff alumnus, Jim Allan. Here, Lynda and Jim discuss the challenges that Moorelands Kids has faced during the pandemic and how we’ve adapted to keep kids connected, resilient and strong! Want to learn more about how Moorelands Kids has adapted? […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Team to Pull Together

Being a leader will require you to work in a team, but being on a team isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels easier to just go ahead and just take over just to get things done… but actually this is not a great habit to get into. It can lead to you becoming a micro-manager […]

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Top 10 Skills Employers Want and How to Develop Them in High School

Here are top 10 skills employers want and how to develop them in high school! Moorelands Kids wants young people to succeed in the workforce. 1: CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Critical thinking involves making informed decisions in various situations. Employers are commonly looking for these skills, so to develop them in high school, you should: Ask […]

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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Be Leaders

Being a leader allows kids to take responsibility and control over certain aspects of their own lives. But being a leader is more than telling others what to do, true leaders are listeners who know how to collaborate to achieve success. Many parents don’t realize that they have the ability to teach their kids leadership […]

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