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Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

How we support

WestJet makes Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada soar. Through flight support for families, administration and fundraising, WestJet helps RMHC keep families close to their sick children and the care they need to heal.

WestJet’s gift of flight donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities…

  • help ease the financial burden for families who need to travel for medical appointments for both urgent care and ongoing treatments for their sick child.
  • help to raise much needed funds for RMHC Chapters across Canada so that they can help more families each year.
  • bring families together when they need it the most – no matter the distance.


In 2015, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada and WestJet created a memorable Father’s Day for a Ronald McDonald House family. The idea was to surprise a father, who stayed behind in one province working to support his family and caring for one son, while his wife and ailing son were at Ronald McDonald House in another province closer to the treatment he needed. When a crisis hits, a family is affected both emotionally and financially. We wanted to ensure that when we brought the Grimard family together, we did so without disrupting the family’s means of financial support.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada

In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization to support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Today, 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada provide a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital. Completing the circle of support for Canadian families are 15 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the hospital, as well as the two Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs in Calgary, Alberta. Together, these programs support more than 30,000 families each year. Follow @RMHCCanada and visit rmhc.ca  for more information.

“WestJet brings families together. Because of them, tears of joy flow, hugs and kisses are shared, the loving words of encouragement are spoken face to face and families can hold their little ones in their arms for the first time.”
-Ronald McDonald House Staff Member

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