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

With just 16 specialty children’s hospitals in Canada, many families must travel long distances to access medical treatment for their sick child. When families learn their child is sick and requires hospitalization, they are forced to leave their homes, families, jobs and community support at a time when they need them the most. That’s where Ronald McDonald House Charities steps in, providing a place for families to stay together, steps away from a children’s hospital.

Learn about RMHC programs
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RMHC takes care of families, so families can be there for their sick child. 

RMHC provides families with a place to stay, where they can sleep, enjoy home cooked meals, do laundry, be supported by other families, and receive the care that can help make their journey a little easier.

Step inside a Ronald McDonald House

Diagnosed with Leukemia, Laila and her family travelled from Fort McMurray to Calgary and stayed at RMHC Alberta’s Calgary House for 187 nights. See their story and how RMHC helps families like theirs.

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We need your help to keep more families together.

In an average year, RMHC helps over 26,000 families across Canada. But we are unable to support all the families who need us due to a lack of space

Help us keep more families together, and close to their sick child in hospital. Because when families stay together, sick children get stronger.

Donate today