Our Stories

Heffernan family
June 12, 2019
My dad, my strength
Garry Heffernan is like so many dads at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. After his daughter Abby was diagnosed with cancer, he dropped everything to be there for her. The Heffernan...
Fish tank
May 23, 2019
A fish story
It’s the centrepiece of our Family Lounge. The aquarium at RMHC Toronto holds a special place in the hearts of most families who have called the House their home. The colourful collection of...
Ami Armagost
May 23, 2019
Compassion, teamwork and resiliency
Anita Price with Ami Armagost. Ami Armagost is the kind of person you just can’t help but like. As Program Coordinator at RMHC Toronto, it’s her job to develop and lead activities...
Bowl of fruit
May 23, 2019
Fruit and field trips
There’s something about the sight and smell of a big bowl of fresh fruit that can really lift the spirits. Thanks to the Morel Family Foundation, families at RMHC Toronto have been enjoying...
Young Professionals Committee
May 22, 2019
The young and the caring
If there’s only one thing you could say about the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) at RMHC Toronto it would be this: They sure know how to have fun and make it count! The YPC is a group...
Elias and Jennifer
May 22, 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...
Women holding McHappy Day selfie frame
May 09, 2019
McHappy Day 2019 in pictures
Check out our McHappy Day photo gallery for a taste of the fun we had on May 8.
Woman sleeping on recliner
April 25, 2019
Sleeping pods promote better sleep
Finding time and a place to sleep when you are the parent of a seriously ill child in the hospital is often challenging. It’s one of the reasons Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto...
Elsa and Edwin
April 24, 2019
Two babies, two Family Rooms
Aaron wasn’t expecting to feel relaxed after his wife, Nichapa, gave birth to twins prematurely. But the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto Family Room in Credit Valley Hospital...
Larissa and Dylan
April 18, 2019
McHappy Day: Three reasons to celebrate
McDonald’s restaurants are gearing up for McHappy Day on Wed. May 8, 2019. On this day, $1 from the sale of every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage will support Ronald McDonald...
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