Our Stories

Students watching teacher read a storybook
September 20, 2017
Longer school day
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto School just began its 14th school year, but this year looks a little different. For the first time in the School’s history, it is...
Children and comedians playing an improv game
September 20, 2017
Funnies for Families
It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, and families at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto are getting big doses of it every Tuesday night thanks to Kristie Gunter...
Cup of coffee with shape of a heart
August 16, 2017
Coffee Talk
One of the many benefits of staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto is the opportunity for families to meet and make friends with each other. Their shared understanding of what...
Sara with her mom and dad
August 04, 2017
Population 265
Living in a house with a population the size of your hometown would seem strange to most people. But the Smith family from Main Brook in northwest Newfoundland, population 265, says they’ve...
Kristy Daley in her McDonald's uniform
July 12, 2017
Our Kristy advantage
Kristy Daley doesn’t always tie her life’s milestones to birthdays or Christmas mornings. She connects her significant moments to McHappy Day, the annual fundraising event at McDonald...
Michelle Palmer giving a woman a foot massage
May 17, 2017
Taking some "me" time
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can now treat themselves to a spa visit without ever leaving the House. Michelle Palmer, owner of Toronto’s Pause Beauty...
Sketch of a sad face crying
March 15, 2017
It's okay to be sad
“If my brother dies, am I still a sister?”This is the type of sensitive question sometimes asked by students at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto School. Given the...
Matthew and Elliott Koski
February 27, 2017
Flying to be together
Partners reach out in many ways to support families at RMHC Toronto. Last year, WestJet donated 32 flights to our families to keep them close when they needed each other the most. They are...
Ami Armagost being hugged by Luka Martinovic
January 18, 2017
Ami the Great
Ami Armagost believes in the power of family-centred care. In her formal education, and now in her role as program coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, Ami has learned...
Toronto firefighters with Santa
December 12, 2016
The man who brings Santa
“The kids.” That’s what has motivated Paul Beames to keep coming back to RMHC Toronto on Christmas morning every year for the past 15 years. Paul, a 30-year veteran of Toronto...
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