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No sick child should be without family by their side. You can help keep families together, close to their child in hospital.

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What do you do if your child needs hospital treatment and your family lives far away?

In Canada, 2 out of 3 families live outside a city with a specialty children's hospital and must travel for medical treatment if their child becomes seriously ill. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a place for families to stay together, steps away from a children’s hospital. Because when families stay together, sick children get stronger.

Because of your support, RMHC Canada can:

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Keep over 26,000 families together 

In an average year, 16 Ronald McDonald Houses and 18 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms serve more than 26,000 families

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Save families $57.8 million

According to the 2023 RBC Economic Impact Study, in an average year, RMHC across Canada saves Canadians $57.8M in out-of-pocket expenses like accommodation and food while they are caring for their sick child.

Give 555 families a place to stay tonight 

RMHC Houses and RMHC Family Rooms can accommodate up to 555 families each night, ensuring they’re steps away from their sick child in hospital. 

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More families need our help.

While in an average year, RMHC across Canada serves more than 26,000 families, we estimate we are meeting just 20-30%* of the need for our programs.

In an average year, up to 45,000* Canadian families are left without the support of the RMHC House Program. We are on a mission to change that, and we need your help! Together, we can make sure that no family is turned away.

Help us keep more families together

Learn more about what we do

16 Houses

18 Family Rooms

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Supporting Canadian families from Vancouver to St. John’s

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Annually, we support 26,000 families, saving them $48.3 million in out-of-pocket expenses.

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The story of RMHC is the story of our families

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The latest updates

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June 5, 2023

RMHC Canada Welcomes Three New Board Directors

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April 14, 2023

McHappy Day is on Wednesday, May 10 and we couldn't be happier!

With your support this McHappy Day we can help more families from your community stay close, because when families stay together, sick children get stronger. 

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March 16, 2023

Moments That Count Photo Booth

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*CIHI DAD and NACRS, 2018