Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto Family Rooms provide family members with a place to rest and recharge in the hospital, just steps away from where their sick child is being treated.
Research shows this promotes their overall well-being, helping them cope better with the stress of their child’s illness.
We currently operate seven Family Rooms in five hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and in Sudbury. Each of our Family Rooms is unique and tailored to the needs of the families in the units and the hospitals they support. They are staffed by dedicated, compassionate volunteers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because our Family Rooms are a clinical-free space and their purpose is for families to have a place to relax and recharge within the hospital, we ask that patients not use the Family Room.
There is no cost to use any of our Family Rooms, thanks to donations to RMHC Toronto.
Our Family Rooms are open to specific units within our partnering hospitals. Please inquire within your unit at the hospital, or check the web page for the Family Room you hope to visit to determine your eligibility.
All of our Family Rooms have relaxing lounge spaces, TVs, and a kitchenette stocked with complimentary snacks and beverages. Some have private sleep rooms, and private washrooms with showers. Please check the web page for the Family Room you hope to visit to determine exactly what it offers.
We do not have a reservation system for our sleep rooms and sleep pods. Our sleep rooms are assigned by hospital staff within each of our partnering hospitals. If you are interested in using one of our sleep rooms, please inquire on your unit or in the Family Room with our staff and volunteers. The sleep pods at SickKids, Health Sciences North, Scarborough Health Network and Credit Valley Hospital operate on a first come first serve basis. Please inquire in the Family Room about using a sleep pod.