Our Stories

Man, young boy and woman standing together and smiling
May 06, 2021
A home for mom
RMHC Toronto mom, Anne Moore, shares what the House means to her as a mother caring for a seriously ill child battling cancer.   Mothers of very sick children rarely ask for much, but what...
Woman holding a baby beside a man and young boy on one side of the image. Woman, man and young boy sitting together and smiling on right hand side of image.
May 05, 2021
A Mother’s Day meal for families
For many families, Mother’s Day is spent honouring the mother figures in their lives. But for the families staying at RMHC Toronto, this annual celebratory day is typically spent just like...
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April 23, 2021
Incredible Aric
“Premature and perfect.” This is how Aric Bhargava, a RMHC Toronto Board member, describes the birth of his son Ayen in 2012. For a couple that was big on planning, an earlier delivery...
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April 19, 2021
Amazing Andre
When Andre Hu-A-Kam looks back on his 30-year career at McDonald’s Canada, supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is one of his most memorable achievements. As a Toronto area...
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April 19, 2021
Meet Marg
As a pediatric nurse, long-time volunteer Marg understands the vital role that RMHC Toronto plays for families with a critically ill child. In the early days of her 35-year career at Holland...
Young girl smiling at the camera
April 07, 2021
“RMHC Toronto really is a second home”
Hi! My name is Sophia. I love cats, hanging out with my friends, and watching funny videos online. I live with my mom and dad and our cat, Jinx, who I love a lot! Our home is in Timmins, ON but I...
Five people laying down together with baby in the middle
April 01, 2021
“Being at the House kept my family together"
When the fifth member of the Perreira Jardine family joined them unexpectedly on August 19, 2020 at only 27 weeks, baby Wolfe was immediately transferred from the family’s local hospital in...
Two boys and dad with flashlight under bed sheets
April 01, 2021
Family is Medicine
The importance of family is something all Canadians can relate to - now more than ever. In fact, 64% of Canadians say their family has been a source of support during the COVID-19 pandemic. In...
Two beaded necklaces
March 22, 2021
Journey Beads are back
A common part of every family’s RMHC Toronto experience is collecting Journey Beads. Walking around the House, many children will wear their Journey Beads as colourful necklaces, and parents...
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March 15, 2021
40 years of keeping families together
Above: Our first House at 356 Dundas Street West. This year, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto is celebrating 40 years of keeping seriously ill children and their families together to...
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