Our Stories

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...
Two young girls with sign
June 19, 2019
Girl strong
All children should be encouraged to realize their potential and believe in their talents. Best friends Caitlyn, 7, and Amelia, 6, found theirs by creating a business which donates proceeds to...
Child and student
June 19, 2019
Practicums, placements and internships
Anyone who visits RMHC Toronto knows how vital volunteers are to our organization. Less known is the significant role students play in our day-to-day operations. Every year, 10 students from...
RMHC Toronto logo and Imagine Canada trustmark
June 18, 2019
RMHC Toronto receives Imagine Canada reaccreditation
RMHC Toronto is celebrating its reaccreditation under Imagine Canada’s prestigious national Standards Program.   The reaccreditation, which comes five years after we were first...
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...
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