Keeping families of seriously ill children together and close to the care they need.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto (RMHC Toronto) is part of a network of 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. We provide a home away from home for families of children who are seriously ill and being treated at nearby hospitals.
When families learn their child is seriously ill and must be hospitalized, life as they know it changes overnight. Families embark on what is an often unexpected and difficult journey full of uncertainty, worry, fear and hope. Most Canadians don’t live near a children’s hospital.
Did you know that 65% of Canadians live outside of a city with a children’s hospital? So, if their child gets sick, families must travel long distances for their child to receive medical treatment. Families are forced to leave their homes, families, jobs and community support at a time when they need them the most, often causing significant emotional and financial stress.
RMHC Toronto encompasses a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and seven Family Rooms in hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and in Sudbury.
The families we serve come from throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world.
When the unimaginable happens, RMHC Toronto is there. You can help keep more families together and close to their seriously ill child in hospital.