Our Stories

Michel Lafond as a baby and today
November 15, 2017
There when you need it
When Julie Lafond went into labour with her third child in June 2012, she never could’ve imagined that her newborn son would be rushed to Toronto from their home in Sudbury. After two healthy...
The Lui family
September 20, 2017
A deeper connection
Katie Doering has been teaching at the RMHC Toronto School since it opened in 2003. She grew even closer to our cause last November when her daughter, Eleanor, was hospitalized in the intensive...
Infographic showing 363 families supported
August 15, 2017
Six months in Sudbury
Since its grand opening in February, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto Family Room at Health Sciences North has supported hundreds of Northeastern Ontario families with patients in the...
Kristy Daley in her McDonald's uniform
July 12, 2017
Our Kristy advantage
Kristy Daley doesn’t always tie her life’s milestones to birthdays or Christmas mornings. She connects her significant moments to McHappy Day, the annual fundraising event at McDonald...
Arthur Caparelli, Jorge Venancio and Jennifer Caparelli
May 17, 2017
Making life easier
In August 2016, our son, Arthur, was born with a heart condition. At one and a half months old, Arthur had heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His recovery took six months...
William Carr holding a thank you certificate
February 15, 2017
Helping Mommy and Ella
At just five years old, William Carr is already learning the power of philanthropy. This month, he delivered a donation of $48 – in toonies – to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)...
Parents with two young children in the Family Room
January 18, 2017
Family Room fifth anniversary
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto operates seven Family Rooms in five hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and Northeastern Ontario. Last year, our Family Rooms supported 3,605...
Sani and Layth Samari with Family Room Coordinator Maggie Ramirez-Hodgins
December 08, 2016
Family Rooms in Scarborough celebrate first anniversary
Staff, volunteers and families came together last week to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the two RMHC Toronto Family Rooms at the Centenary site of Scarborough and Rouge...