LOCAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
McDonald’s® is proud to give back to the communities we serve.
How We Give Back
Whether it’s supporting a local sports league, helping talented young athletes, or taking steps to improve our neighbourhoods, our support reflects our commitment to our communities. And through Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, we serve families in over 440 local communities across Canada every year.
A Valued Community Partner
Approximately 85% of McDonald’s restaurants in Canada are independently owned and operated by a local McDonald’s franchisee. Your local McDonald’s franchisee may be involved in programs supporting local community programs, senior citizens’ groups, safety awareness campaigns, literacy and scholarship programs, environmental efforts and athletic teams. Visit your local McDonald’s restaurant’s Community Board to find out more about the programs they support.
On the first Wednesday of every May, McDonald’s restaurants across Canada come together with their communities to support local children’s charities. This one-day fundraising event also supports the 15 Ronald McDonald Houses and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across Canada that help over 30,000 families stay together as their children are being treated at a nearby hospital. First established in 1977, McHappy Day is a long-standing Canadian tradition and is at the heart of who we are and what we do at McDonald’s Canada.
Supporting Community Growth
Every day, we provide countless benefits to our many guests, our more than 90,000 employees, and the communities we live in. McDonald’s offers employment and career opportunities, support for charitable organizations and tax revenues for public services. Each McDonald’s restaurant represents between 50 and 100 jobs to a community.