Our Stories

Group of people holding hearts
February 17, 2021
Helping hearts
The Magno family is no stranger to what sick children endure.   Frank Magno is a McDonald’s Canada Owner/Operator. His daughter Sam, at the age of 11, underwent a heart valve...
Screenshot of a screen showing a story book page and square with woman and child
February 16, 2021
School is a success – both virtually and in-person
Above: Mishelle, RMHC Toronto School teacher, listening to a student complete a virtual reading and writing assessment.  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since we had...
Woman smiling at a desk with another woman on the phone beside her
February 16, 2021
Not a penny wasted: Susan’s story
Do I have a favourite story or memory about RMHC Toronto? Gosh. Any and every moment you are there reminds you of why you are there. I’ve been volunteering for eight years, every Tuesday...
Mom and dad holding picture of baby
December 10, 2020
Rainbow baby
​Delano and Renee's newborn son is their rainbow baby – a term commonly used by parents to share they previously lost a baby during or shortly after birth.  The couple found out...
December 10, 2020
Alex's story
Woodworking is one of our most popular and longest running programs. For 30 years, Alex has volunteered to run the program by creating handmade wooden objects for families to paint and have as a...
Man, woman, baby and young boy
November 17, 2020
The gift of being together
My family has faced more challenges this year than we could have ever imagined. In the midst of a global pandemic, we travelled 3,088 kms from our home in St. John’s, NL, to Toronto, Ont. to...
Mom and child
October 26, 2020
A safe home for Siena
Imagine being the parent of an immunocompromised child: trying to prevent a three-year-old from being exposed to harmful bacteria or germs, constantly washing your child’s hands and keeping...
Baby and mom
October 05, 2020
Josiah’s Journey
During her pregnancy, Carolyn learned Josiah had a hole in his heart. Only two days after birth, he showed signs of heart failure and was transferred to a hospital in Halifax for open heart surgery...
COVID-19 update
October 05, 2020
COVID-19 update
Dear friends, In my last message to you, I said I would provide an update on our mission delivery during this unpredictable time. I have some positive news to share about how we are continuing to...
September 17, 2020
Honouring Polo
When you are walking through the halls at RMHC Toronto, it’s common to see Polo, Maintenance Technician, cracking a joke to make people laugh. He is well-known for having a great sense of...
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