Our Stories

Maiko Taku
March 15, 2017
My Canadian happy place
Six years ago, I immigrated to Canada to work as a live-in caregiver. I grew up in Japan, and I don’t have any family or friends in Canada. Since I was a caregiver, I didn’t even have...
Nicole Cadger, Alexie, Tara and Jacob Gelinas
March 15, 2017
Time to celebrate
There’s gonna be a big birthday party in Capreol, Ont. – hopefully next week. That’s when the Gelinas family expects they’ll get the go-ahead from doctors to go home...
Sketch of a sad face crying
March 15, 2017
It's okay to be sad
“If my brother dies, am I still a sister?”This is the type of sensitive question sometimes asked by students at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto School. Given the...
Sydney Lewis
March 15, 2017
The girl with the mylar balloon
It’ll be hard to miss Sydney Lewis at RECESS on April 2. The little girl will have a beaming smile and a big mylar balloon tied to her stroller to tell the world it’s her 3rd...
The Ducharme family
March 15, 2017
Open spaces and friendly faces
CCL Industries is the largest label company in the world, employing nearly 20,000 employees in 35 countries. Despite their massive global footprint, CCL is committed to improving each of the...
Candice and Sean Moreland holding their son, Carson
February 28, 2017
“The most difficult day of my life”
“It was the most difficult day of my life,” says Sean Moreland. In November 2015, his nine-month-old son, Carson, was diagnosed with a life-threatening eye cancer called retinoblastoma...
Matthew and Elliott Koski
February 27, 2017
Flying to be together
Partners reach out in many ways to support families at RMHC Toronto. Last year, WestJet donated 32 flights to our families to keep them close when they needed each other the most. They are...
Elmina and Krista Kuepfer
February 15, 2017
Side by side
Though they’re from a small village in Southwestern Ontario, Elmina and Krista Kuepfer have spent a lot of time in Toronto over the past 12 years. Krista has come to the city for treatment...
William Carr holding a thank you certificate
February 15, 2017
Helping Mommy and Ella
At just five years old, William Carr is already learning the power of philanthropy. This month, he delivered a donation of $48 – in toonies – to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)...
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...
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