Our Stories

dad, boy, mom
May 25, 2020
Staying close to Adam
For Kayla and Matthew from Orangeville, Ont., waiting for their first child to be born was a time of anxiety instead of joyful anticipation. “The last trimester wasn’t what it was...
Candice on McHappy Day
May 25, 2020
Caring Candice
When Candice Gurwitz started volunteering at RMHC Toronto in 2001, she had a feeling she was where she was meant to be. Looking back, she can’t believe how true her instincts were as a young...
Woman with a teacup
May 25, 2020
Building a legacy: Yvonne’s story
Yvonne is among a growing number of donors who are creating a lasting legacy by designating us in their Will. She shares why she decided to include RMHC Toronto in her Will. I give what I can...
Bride and groom
May 25, 2020
A sweet wedding donation
Newlyweds Vanessa and Carmen gave a generous donation to RMHC Toronto in lieu of wedding favours for their recent wedding. The couple met in high school and Carmen proposed to Vanessa nine years...
COVID-19 update
May 15, 2020
COVID-19 update
Dear friends, As valued supporters of RMHC Toronto, I have some exciting news to share with you. After a pause in admissions due to COVID-19 though continuing to support existing families at the...
Britney sitting in front of computer
April 27, 2020
Fundraising for families
Britney Colussi knows it’s important to stay strong and spread love during a difficult time. She learned this from her cousin, Michael.   Michael is living with Down syndrome, heart...
Dale and Sandy Bartlett
April 21, 2020
Dedicated Dale
McDonald’s Owner/Operators Dale and Sandy Bartlett own eight restaurants in northeast Scarborough and Markham, where they’ve been a fixture in the community since opening their first...
Collage of staff members holding a sign that says
April 20, 2020
Thank you volunteers
Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week, which is a great opportunity for us to thank the over 500 volunteers at our House and our Family Rooms. At RMHC Toronto, we believe volunteers are...
Girl with a teddy bear
March 01, 2020
It’s Child Life Month
March is Child Life Month in Canada, a month where the Child Life profession is celebrated through education and raising awareness. At Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, we are...
Dad, mom and baby girl
February 18, 2020
Staying by Charlie's side
Charlie was born with no left ventricle in her heart. Parents David and Diane never expected she would need three open heart surgeries before her first birthday. The family was rushed to Toronto...
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