About Us

A place that feels like home…

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Atlantic helps families with ill or injured children stay together and near the medical care they need.

Our programs include Ronald McDonald House®, a “home away from home” for out-of-town families with sick children, and two Ronald McDonald Family Room® Programs, offering an oasis of calm and support inside the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic is a non-profit organization. We depend upon charitable donations and volunteer support from many individuals, corporations and foundations to fulfill our mission. We receive no operational funding from government.

Charitable Registration #11893 2490 RR0001

Our History

Since opening our doors in Halifax in May 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic has helped an estimated 28,000 families that have stayed with us when they had to travel to Halifax for medical treatment. Our House is one of 16 Houses across Canada and one of more than 360 around the world.

In 2007, we opened the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Canada at the IWK Health Centre and in 2011 we opened a second Family Room at the Moncton Hospital. Today, there are 15 Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs in hospitals across the country, with more expected to open due to an unprecedented demand from hospitals, and a growing focus on family-centred care.

Our Impact

  • In 2019, we supported 2,067 families through our Ronald McDonald House & Family Rooms
  • In 2019, we provided 4,195 nights of comfort to families
  • In 2019, we had 38,094 visits to our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Our Mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Core Values

  • We lead with compassion
  • We focus on the critical needs of children and their families
  • We operate with accountability and transparency

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact: house@rmhcatlantic.ca