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Charlotte Reinhart doing schoolwork
February 14, 2017
Citi supports learning
Every September, Citi Canada employees and their networks tee off at the Citi Canada Charity Golf Tournament. Since 2015, the event has raised nearly $65,000 for families with seriously ill...
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...
Splitscreen of Kael Morrison in treatment and in present day
January 18, 2017
Where Kael began to feel better
From November 2013 to January 2015, Kael Morrison’s family lived at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto while he recovered from a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. During this...
Ami Armagost being hugged by Luka Martinovic
January 18, 2017
Ami the Great
Ami Armagost believes in the power of family-centred care. In her formal education, and now in her role as program coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, Ami has learned...
McCain employees serving a Home for Dinner
January 17, 2017
Bring on the smiles
Few things say “home” quite like a home cooked meal. Thanks to McCain Foods Limited, families with seriously ill children staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can...
Amanda Hoffman and Aleeda Klingenberg
December 28, 2016
Aleeda's heart
Amanda Hoffman still gets emotional thinking about the many days she spent at RMHC Toronto after her first niece, Aleeda, was born in 2012 with a serious heart condition. Aleeda, along with her...
Liam and Sylvia Pearson
December 12, 2016
Number one on my Christmas list
On, April 5, 2016, my life completely changed. In a few short minutes, my husband and I were told that our 13-day-old son, Liam, would need a double lung transplant to survive, and that we&rsquo...
Toronto firefighters with Santa
December 12, 2016
The man who brings Santa
“The kids.” That’s what has motivated Paul Beames to keep coming back to RMHC Toronto on Christmas morning every year for the past 15 years. Paul, a 30-year veteran of Toronto...
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...
Brianne and Laurel meeting Elsa and Anna from
November 16, 2016
A "magical" time of year
The Taylor family spent last Christmas 4,000 km from home, in and out of the hospital while their youngest daughter, Laurel, recovered from a lung transplant. And yet, it was one of their best...
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