Programs and Services

The House offers more than 20 programs and a variety of courtesy services to provide families with some fun and relaxation during chaotic times.

Food programs: Our array of food programs includes our Home for Dinner program, in which corporate and community groups support families by cooking a healthy meal up to three or four nights a week. We offer food staples in our pantry, and adults and children can enjoy participating in our cooking classes and "Kids Kitchen."

Activity program: Run by our amazing volunteers, our activity program creates a vibrant environment in the House that encourages imagination, fun and creativity. Activities include crafts, woodworking, cooking, games, pet visits, movie nights and holiday-themed parties.

Wellness program: Complimentary massages, yoga and workshops for parents on self-care and wellness help ease the burden on family members of all ages.

Child Life program: Our trained Child Life Specialist helps ease children's anxiety and assist all family members in coping with the stress of their situation.

Family car: Available to family members, 25 years and older, holding a valid G driver's license, on a sign-out basis for use in the GTA.

Help Yourself cupboard: Stocked with free toiletries, clothing and other items families might need.

Loan items: Strollers, cribs, playpens, car seats and other large child care items are available for loan at the Front Desk.

Summer Fun: Children of all ages who are living at the House can participate in our free summer camp each July and August. Summer Fun is presented in partnership with Rexall Foundation.

School: Staffed by three full-time teachers, RMHC Toronto School is recognized by the Ministry of Education and welcomes children in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. More information.