We Are Breaking Ground on Our New House

We began supporting families with sick children almost 40 years ago in 1984, the House was built with 14 bedrooms, a humble kitchen and 2 family rooms… and now it’s finally time for us to expand!

OUR NEW HOUSE will begin construction this summer, adding 22 more bedrooms, quiet spaces, kitchen areas and places to gather – all to reflect the diverse needs of growing communities.

Click To See Our New House

Here’s a snapshot of the impact we were able to make on the lives of people from our community.

Served 3000

Organized 150
movie nights

smiles and hugs


Thanks to your donations, we’re able to keep sick children close to their families and the medical care they need to get better. Learn how you can contribute.


The dedication of our volunteers turns our House into something special. Discover how you can help by giving something we all cherish — your time.


There are several ways to fundraise to support RMH families. See how to get involved in one of our upcoming events, or create your own!

Staying at the House

Our House is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a haven of calm and support for families during difficult times. Find out what you need to know about staying here.

McHappy Day is MAY 10

On McHappy Day, a portion of the proceeds from every McDonald’s menu item sold all day long goes to RMHC Ottawa to raise much needed funds for our programs and the families we support across our community.  

In restaurants you can make a $2 $5, or $10 donation and receive a McHappy Day paper heart, you can buy a pair of McHappy Day socks for $5 (plus tax) at participating McDonald’s restaurants and through the McDonald’s app, and also check out the Exclusive McDonald’s x Peace Collective merch, featuring retro McDonaldland characters supporting RMHC Canada and families with sick children. While supplies last and available for a limited time.


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Thank you to our sponsors

Our sponsors are our extended family. We truly appreciate the support you continue to give RMH Ottawa. We couldn’t do it without you.

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