Our Stories

Tyler Dunk
December 08, 2018
More than words
Tyler Dunk had to audition before becoming a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto in April. That’s because the 26-year-old has a special role: he’s a music...
TJ and Rejeanne with Santa
December 08, 2018
Sharing the spirit of the season
During December, RMHC Toronto brings the spirit of the holiday season to life for the families we support. “Families are going through a difficult time, so we make the House a warm...
The Triantafilou family
December 07, 2018
A stocking for Isabella
Isabella was supposed to be a Christmas baby. Instead, she unexpectedly came three months early. Thanks to your support, the Triantafilou family has found a home at RMHC Toronto since late...
Mac and cheese
November 13, 2018
Make it at home for the holidays
Baked mac and cheese is a classic family favourite at RMHC Toronto. Try making our recipe, loved by both parents and children.Ingredients: 520 mL dry elbow/macaroni pasta (265g) 360 mL...
Sandy with handheld tablet
November 13, 2018
Family Rooms are going paperless
Soon the volunteers at the RMHC Toronto Family Rooms will have more time to focus on the families with seriously ill children who come to rest and recharge just steps from their child’s...
Michael and Britney
November 13, 2018
LivingStrong for Michael
Britney Colussi wears her heart on her sleeve, and she isn’t afraid to show it. Especially when it comes to her cousin, Michael. “We’re the same age and he used to live across...
Michelle Toro
October 26, 2018
An Olympic volunteer
From 2014 to 2016, Michelle Toro volunteered in the Family Room at Rouge Valley Centenary. Then she went to the Rio Olympics and won a bronze medal in swimming! She recently addressed our...
Emma Collins in the kitchen
October 24, 2018
Wig or no wig, I can be myself
Last night, 18-year-old Emma Collins held the attention of close to 100 donors as she shared the story of her fight with cancer and how RMHC Toronto made a difference to her family. Emma recently...
The Capizzano family
October 18, 2018
Staying close to Nicolas
On Sept. 6, Stephanie Chaney and Josh Capizzano dropped their four-year-old daughter, Olivia, off at her first day of junior kindergarten. Two-year-old Amelia was there to see her big sister off as...
Boy with heart-shaped cookie cutters
October 16, 2018
The story of the cookie
This month, McDonald's launched a brand new heart-shaped RMHC Cookie in three flavours to support families at Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Canada. For every cookie...
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