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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How You Can Help Kids By Supporting Moorelands After-school Programs

Read on to learn what can be achieved this fall at Moorelands After-school programs with your help!Kids from low-income neighbourhoods are falling behind their middle-class peers – reports confirm economic disparities result in academic disparities. At BLAST after-school program, super fun activities teach kids, grades 1-6, vital skills needed to succeed in school… PLUS we […]

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Income Volatility Report

“About 3.3 million Canadians say they are dealing with income volatility to the extent their monthly income can fluctuate by 25 per cent or more, according to a study commissioned by the Toronto-Dominion Bank.” “The online survey, which was conducted by Ipsos Canada from April 13-23, 2017, using a representative, national sample of 3,000 Canadians, […]

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Maytree Report: What does the data tell us about rising poverty in Canada?

“Over [a] nine-year period, incomes increased across the distribution. But the gap between the highest earners and lowest earners also increased, with incomes at the top rising by 11.6 per cent, compared to a rise of 7.5 per cent at the bottom.” “[In 2015] Poverty rose for most family types, with the exception for children in lone-parent families. […]

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Divided City: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital 2016

Some key findings from the Divided City report: “Toronto continues to be the child poverty capital of Canada: it has the highest rate of low-income children among large urban centres (26.8%)… 133,000 children continue to live in poverty.” In the communities Moorelands serves, the figure is between 40% and 63%. “Recreation and early learning participation […]

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An Inside Look at How Baby Bundles Make a Difference

“When we give the Baby Bundles, it’s being given to [mothers] that really don’t have the means to have nice things for their baby.” Lois Nuk, Supervisor at Macaulay Child Development Centre 150 to 200. That’s how many new moms, on average, receive Moorelands Baby Bundles per year. Baby Bundles contain basic new items needed in […]

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Being a superhero on a shoestring budget: Fresh Air Fund

By GEOFF MORRISON Special to the Star Mon., July 4, 2016 Fresh Air Fund Story As featured in the Toronto Star, July 4, 2016  Each week during the campaign, campers and staff from Fresh Air Fund camps will share their memories in their own words. Geoff Morrison was a counsellor at Moorelands Wilderness Camp in 1986. […]

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Donors 2015

THANK YOU Donors! Leaders Circle Donors ($50,000.00 + ) Bill and Karen Barnett Friends Circle Donors ($20,000.00 + ) Anonymous Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life Harry E. Foster Charitable Foundation The Independent Order of Foresters Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation PortsToronto TD Bank Group Tippet Foundation Anna Yang and […]

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Moorelands’ hub – February 29, 2016 – introducing Jodi Thompson

Hey Moorelands! A few weeks ago we introduced you to new Moorelands’ staff member, David Borsook. This week we’d like to (re-)introduce you to Jodi ‘Lynx’ Thompson… For the past 4 years, Jodi Thompson has spent her summers up at Moorelands Wilderness Camp on Kawagama Lake as a Section Head (Check her out as an […]

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Share it forward

Why not Share it Forward this Christmas? Ask Dianna what she wants for Christmas and she’ll tell you there’s not much she personally needs, but there’s a lot she would wish for a child at Christmas. That’s why we created the Share it Forward Christmas card. Each holiday, Dianna gives a list of great Moorelands programs to her […]

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids