What do you do if your child needs hospital treatment, but 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:
Keep over 26,000 families together
In an average year, 16 Ronald McDonald Houses and 17 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms serve more than 26,000 families
Save families $48.3 million
According to the, 2019 RBC Economic Impact Study, in an average year, RMHC saves Canadians $48.3M in out-of-pocket expenses like accommodation and food while they are caring for their sick child.
Give 527 families a place to stay tonight
RMHC Houses and RMHC Family Rooms can accommodate up to 527 families each night, ensuring they’re steps away from their sick child in hospital.
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!
Learn more about what we do
17 Family Rooms> Learn about our programs
Supporting Canadian families from Vancouver to St. John’s> Find an RMHC location
Annually, we support 26,000 families, saving them $48.3 million in out-of-pocket expenses.> Learn about our impact
The story of RMHC is the story of our families> Meet our families
The latest updates
RMHC Canada appoints five new members to its Board of Directors
RMHC Canada is excited to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Together, their leadership, dedication and professional expertise will help RMHC better support its mission and vision across Canada.Read More
RMHC Canada welcomes new Chair and Vice Chair to its Board of Directors
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada is excited to announce the appointment of Karima Karmali as President and Chair of the Board of Directors, and Ross Betteridge as Vice Chair, effective June 2nd 2022.Read More
McHappy Day is on Wednesday, May 11, and we couldn’t be happier!
On McHappy Day, a portion of proceeds from ALL menu items ALL DAY at McDonald's will support RMHC and there are more ways than ever to support!Read More
*CIHI DAD and NACRS, 2018