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Latest update on RMHC across Canada and how you can help.

Over these last few months, Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada has remained committed to serving existing families with sick children, frontline healthcare workers and hospital partners across our communities.

We adjusted and expanded our programming in new ways in response to the pandemic. This included a temporary pause on accepting new families into the Ronald McDonald House program. As a charity which operates in 64 countries around the world, this was a global commitment made in an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our families, staff and volunteers.

We are pleased to share that RMHC across Canada has officially begun the process of safely welcoming new families back into Ronald McDonald House programs. Each Ronald McDonald House will gradually resume admissions over the next few months by program location, on a case-by-case basis, in close consultation with local hospital partners and healthcare authorities.

As we work towards transitioning new families back into House programs, we will do so with continued protocols and policies in-place to ensure the highest level of health and safety for families, staff, and volunteers including physical distancing, enhanced screening, and advanced cleaning procedures.

As part of our ongoing partnerships with children’s and community hospitals, some Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located right inside hospitals, will continue to be temporarily repurposed to provide rest and respite for frontline healthcare workers.

In Alberta, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile continues to provide community support in Calgary as a dedicated maternity clinic.

As a valued champion of RMHC and the families we serve - thank you for your continued support. We remain committed to helping families with sick children and healthcare partners in our communities when it’s needed most. 

What you can do to help

As an organization that relies on over 23,000 volunteers annually and thousands of donors, just like you, to help deliver our mission, RMHC across Canada is experiencing a time of great need as programs shift in response to COVID-19, including cancellation of fundraising events and volunteer meal programs, all while families and hospital partners continue to look to us for support.

If you are able to make a donation, please visit our donate page to support RMHC in your community.

To learn more about ‘wish list’ items that are needed, or how you can support a meal program in your community, search for your local RMHC Chapter or Program

If your company or organization is interested in supporting RMHC on a national scale, please contact our partnerships team: