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.” The Dude, aka Kieran Cousins, Moorelands Camp Staff Alum For Kieran Cousins, known at Moorelands Camp as The […]

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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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Kelvin’s Story: Bringing Leadership to Your Community

 “Really the point of Moorelands is you come to learn how to be a better leader and then you go back to your community and bring that leadership there.” Kelvin, VITAL participant age 16. Moorelands Kids has been a huge part of Kelvin’s life since he was 8 years old. When we meet to discuss […]

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After-school Programs Connect Kids Year-Round

“Education disruption is the ‘shadow pandemic’ that could eclipse the health crisis in its impact. And with mounting learning gaps and lagging policy, Canadian students are falling behind their global peers.” https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/covid-19-pandemic-disrupted-schooling-impact/ A Message about Fall After-school Programs from Jodi Thompson, City Programs Manager We are very excited to welcome kids back to our after-school […]

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How to make an Instagram Reel

Gain volunteer hours by making an Instagram Reel about the Moorelands Kids’ Habits & Qualities! By making a reel, you can gain 2 volunteer hours and have your work featured on Moorelands Kids’ Instagram! Scroll down to see our video on how to make one: How to make an Instagram Reel Choose 1 of the […]

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Write Your Own Blog for Moorelands!

Gain volunteer hours by writing a Moorelands Kids’ blog post for our website! By writing a personal blog post, you can gain 3 volunteer hours and have your writing featured on the web! How it works Share your personal experience of what you’ve learned about one or two of the Moorelands Kids’ Habits & Qualities […]

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Back to school top tips

By Muhammad Shahmir Masood – Digital Communications and Development Intern The new school year can be a time of excitement and joy but also anxiety and apprehension for parents and kids. Personally, we can all recall the frantic time before the start of the school year as we tried to discover where our class was […]

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After-School Staff Training 2019

Our after-school programs are staffed by passionate social service/child & youth workers and students. We are grateful to Scotiabank for their generous funding for our after-school staff training. Training takes place over three sessions in September and it is RIGOROUS! At Moorelands Kids we are intentional. Our BLAST, LED, and VITAL leadership programs offer fun and educational after-school activities for […]

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Leadership Retreat 2019

On Thursday, June 6th, Moorelands Kids took 52 kids from our after-school LED and VITAL youth leadership programs on an adventure to Moorelands Camp for their first taste of the Canadian wilderness on the Leadership Retreat 2019! The Leadership Retreat is an opportunity for all program participants across our four difference programs (three LED locations […]

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After-school Program Highlights 2018-2019

All three of our after-school programs have finished for the year (although we have the Leadership Retreat to look forward to this weekend). Check out the pics to see how much fun, play, crafts, snacks, games, baseball, learning, laughter, and friendships we’ve packed into our BLAST, LED, and VITAL after-school programs this year. Thank you […]

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After-School Programs in “Fall” Swing!

Over the past few weeks, our Youth LED kids have been learning about important leadership habits and qualities that they can use to achieve success. The nine-week program covers many important aspects through a fun variety of activities. This past week the students at Valley Park Middle School were developing teamwork and problem-solving skills 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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