Our Stories

Family of five people
August 14, 2019
Ella’s comfort and joy
The Richard family from Atikokan, Ont. (Left to right: Laini, 10, mom, Shannon, Ella, 15, dad, Dan, and Cale, 12), have been staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto for five...
Judy Yamamoto in front of the room she has adopted
August 14, 2019
Why Judy gives
Judy Yamamoto remembers very well the day she first heard about Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. It was August 2000 and she was attending a charity golf tournament for...
Two women
August 14, 2019
Volunteer mentors make a difference
Stephanie Nyberg and Alexandra Atayde Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto volunteers are known for being compassionate and kind, but they have another special skill. They always...
Fran Richardson
August 02, 2019
Getting creative with Fran
For 11 years and counting, Fran Richardson has volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto to help families express their creativity at our weekly arts and crafts program. Fran...
Ronald Cohn, Sally Ginter and Karen Kinnear in front of Family Room
August 02, 2019
Five years of SickKids partnership
More than 7,000 families in five years. Since opening in 2014, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto Family Room at SickKids has certainly touched the lives of a lot of families of...
Gilles McDonald with Corinne Gagne
August 02, 2019
Generosity comes full circle
For almost 20 years, Corinne Gagne, Coordinator of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Health Sciences North, has been fundraising in order to give back to the Sudbury area. Her efforts have been in...
Katie Doering with balloons spelling PHD
August 02, 2019
Introducing Dr. Katie Doering
As far back as Katie Doering can remember, she has always loved books. First picture books, then short stories, then novels. As a child, she even took reading material to Blue Jays’ games...
Elias and Jennifer
July 18, 2019
Home sweet home
Jennifer Vidal has mixed feelings about today. At 9 a.m., she and her son, Elias, are boarding a plane and flying back to Saskatchewan. They’ve been staying at RMHC Toronto since February...
April and Emma
July 18, 2019
A growing bond
Eight-year-old Emma Brown learned how to whistle last week and it has sparked some loving rivalry with her 10-year-old sister, April. The bond between the two girls is strong, and Carinta credits...
Three boys
July 18, 2019
You’ve got a friend
Among the many things that kids with a serious illness need are friends who know what they are going through. The School at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto helps fill that need. The...
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