Our Stories

Baby and man
July 20, 2020
Sun Life doubles impact for dads
At RMHC Toronto, we know how important the bond is between a dad and his child. While we are here to support families with compassionate hospitality, there are still sacrifices dads must make to...
Your support in 2019
July 02, 2020
Your support in 2019
Thank you for everything you do to support families with a seriously ill child. Last year, 5,350 families stayed in our 81-room House or found respite in one of our seven in-hospital Family Rooms....
Dad and son
June 15, 2020
My job as a dad
The day my son was born was the happiest and worst day of my life.   My wife and I waited so long to meet this little human, and while we wanted to finally meet him, we were fearful of his...
dad, boy, mom
May 25, 2020
Staying close to Adam
For Kayla and Matthew from Orangeville, Ont., waiting for their first child to be born was a time of anxiety instead of joyful anticipation. “The last trimester wasn’t what it was...
Candice on McHappy Day
May 25, 2020
Caring Candice
When Candice Gurwitz started volunteering at RMHC Toronto in 2001, she had a feeling she was where she was meant to be. Looking back, she can’t believe how true her instincts were as a young...
Woman with a teacup
May 25, 2020
Building a legacy: Yvonne’s story
Yvonne is among a growing number of donors who are creating a lasting legacy by designating us in their Will. She shares why she decided to include RMHC Toronto in her Will. I give what I can...
Bride and groom
May 25, 2020
A sweet wedding donation
Newlyweds Vanessa and Carmen gave a generous donation to RMHC Toronto in lieu of wedding favours for their recent wedding. The couple met in high school and Carmen proposed to Vanessa nine years...
COVID-19 update
May 15, 2020
COVID-19 update
Dear friends, As valued supporters of RMHC Toronto, I have some exciting news to share with you. After a pause in admissions due to COVID-19 though continuing to support existing families at the...
Britney sitting in front of computer
April 27, 2020
Fundraising for families
Britney Colussi knows it’s important to stay strong and spread love during a difficult time. She learned this from her cousin, Michael.   Michael is living with Down syndrome, heart...
Dale and Sandy Bartlett
April 21, 2020
Dedicated Dale
McDonald’s Owner/Operators Dale and Sandy Bartlett own eight restaurants in northeast Scarborough and Markham, where they’ve been a fixture in the community since opening their first...
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