News & Events

  • A smiling Alison Hammersley.


    post Ronald McDonald House is just like any other home when it comes to needing groceries and supplies, and with 16 families living with us at one time there is never a shortage of items on our Wish List. Every Wednesday, our weekly Wish List is updated online and our top three items are posted […]

  • Mother and child taking a photo for McHappy Day at a McDonald's restaurant.

    McHappy Day 2016

    post On Wednesday, May 4th our friends at McDonald’s® restaurants, their customers, community supporters, and media joined together to celebrate McHappy Day, a special tradition in Canada. On McHappy Day, one dollar from every Big Mac® sandwich, Happy Meal® and hot McCafé® beverage sold is donated to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities. […]

  • Mike Morgan and Mark Marshall, half-marathoners.

    Inspired to Run

    post As the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge nears, thousands of runners and walkers have decided to make their Blue Nose Marathon event more meaningful by raising funds for charities in our community. Team Red Shoe is gearing up to participate on May 20-22 in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge […]

  • RBC Volunteers in front of baked goods.

    RBC Supports Families

    post This year, for the third year in a row, Royal Bank of Canada showed their support for all fourteen Ronald McDonald Houses across the country during National Volunteer Week. Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic was excited to welcome five groups from RBC to Ronald McDonald House® and the Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Halifax […]

  • Easter bunny and tasty treats on a counter top.

    Easter Family Fun!

    post It was a fun-filled Easter weekend at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic as families enjoyed spring crafts, delicious meals, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny! On Saturday, families staying at Ronald McDonald House® were treated to an Easter brunch of cheese frittata, home fries, bacon and fresh fruit prepared by McInnes Cooper. The […]

  • Dalhousie Women’s hockey team cooking a meal.

    Teamwork in Action

    post Mati Barrett, goaltender for the Dalhousie Women’s hockey team, began volunteering at the Ronald McDonald® Family Room at the IWK Health Centre in November 2015. She quickly realized that she wanted to use her time and network to further help families using the space. “In the past, I have been touched by children’s hospitals […]

  • Roland Clattenburg and Sinclair Dewis.

    Retired and Making a Difference

    post Roland Clattenburg and Sinclair Dewis, better known as Rollie and Sinc, can be found at Ronald McDonald House® every Tuesday where they volunteer their time as general handymen. They are usually joined by their good friend Jim Steffens. Rollie been volunteering at the House for almost 20 years. He was recruited to volunteer at […]

  • The Grahams holding up an Oliver's Express shirt.

    Community Rallies Behind Oliver’s Express

    post In December of 2015, the Graham family held the 6th annual “Cancer Sucks Cup” hockey tournament in memory of Drew and Kaitlin’s son and Jax’s brother, Oliver, who passed away at 3 years old from cancer. The tournament takes place in Trenton, Nova Scotia and started in December 2010 as a fundraiser in support […]

  • Abigail and Emily draw in the Halifax Family Room.

    Halifax Family Room Celebrates 9th Anniversary

    post This year marks the 9th anniversary of the opening of the first Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Canada at the IWK Health Centre. Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide an oasis of calm and support inside the walls of the hospital, allowing families to be just steps away from their child receiving medical care. “Our […]

  • Beth MacDonald standing on a snowy rock in front of the ocean.

    There’s No Place Like Home

    post Beth MacDonald, from Bayswater, Nova Scotia, always had a passion for helping others. She began volunteering at Ronald McDonald House® as a high school student seven years ago. “At Halifax Grammar School, serving our community was strongly emphasized as a key part of our education,” says Beth. “When I was looking for opportunities to […]