RMHC Canada

Family of four cuddling and reading a book


Families are at the heart of who we are and what we do at McDonald’s Canada.

RMHC Keeps Families Close

In Canada, 65% of Canadians live outside a city with a children’s hospital. So when a child gets sick and needs to be hospitalized, families often have to travel hundreds of kilometers for the treatment and support their child needs. A difficult and unexpected journey. 

At Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms, families are given a caring place to stay close while their child is being treated at the nearby hospital. With bedrooms, kitchens, quiet spaces to be together and a loving and supportive atmosphere, RMHC truly becomes a home away from home for our families.

The Czyz RMHC family of four laughing together on a couch

“RMHC Toronto is so welcoming. I would’ve had to stay in Olek’s hospital room, and my husband and daughter would’ve been four hours away, driving back and forth from home. I can’t even imagine.”

- The Czyz Family

Boy siting on an orange dirt bike
A RMHC living room which includes 3 couches, a coffee table, a cabinet, and bookshelf
McDonald's Ronald McDonald House exterior in Saskatchewan

What We Do

McDonald’s played a founding role in opening the first Ronald McDonald House in Canada in 1981. Since then, 450,000 families have been supported by RMHC programs across Canada.

Ronald McDonald Houses

The 16 Ronald McDonald Houses coast-to-coast provide families with a home to stay at while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Complete with bedrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, our Houses are an oasis of support for families during this difficult time.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Eighteen Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Canadian hospitals provide a comfortable place for families to rest and recharge, right inside the hospital.

Mother hugging daughter and son
Baby smiling through balloon
Father carrying daughter into car

Ways We Help

As RMHC’s founding and forever partner, McDonald’s Canada, its franchisees and its guests support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada in many different ways:

Happy Meal®

A portion of every Happy Meal purchase is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada, creating a sustainable revenue source for Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs.

    RMHC Cookies

    Every time you purchase RMHC Cookies at McDonald’s, a portion of the proceeds support families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across Canada.

    Coin Box & Cashless Donations

    Every day, McDonald’s customers help to support families in their community by donating in coin boxes or through the kiosk or Rounding Up in McDonald’s restaurants. 

    Did You Know?

    • For the last 40 years, Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada have helped support over 450,000 families that have needed to travel for health care when the unimaginable happens. 

    McHappy Day®

    A great Canadian tradition founded in 1977, the first Wednesday in May each year, McDonald’s restaurants across the country host McHappy Day, an annual celebration of giving to support RMHC and local charities.

     Supporting McHappy Day across our Communities

    Franchisees Pierre Marois and Pierre Jacoub from Nova Scotia

    Franchisees, and sisters, Martïne Auger and Isabel Auger from Quebec City

    Sick children get stronger when
    families stay together during treatment.

    Get involved with RMHC today.

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