Forty years after we first opened our doors in 1984, Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House is expanding! The new addition of the House will be 3 stories high, located where the old parking lot used to be. It will feature 22 additional suites for a total of 36 suites, multiple family tv rooms, a larger kitchen, quiet eating spaces, an elevator and so much more.

While CHEO’s patient population continues to grow, our capacity has remained the same. The children’s hospital depends on RMHC Ottawa to accommodate the families of patients coming from over 200 rural, northern, and Indigenous communities annually.

We still need help crossing the finish line for this important project. Please contact Cynthia at if you can be a part of completing this once in a lifetime expansion!


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Introducing… Ryann’s Story

A family story sharing what it means to be supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities Ottawa. Click here to watch this important video.

Our Sincere Thanks to:

The Collins Family for sharing their lives and memories for this video, AJAX Creative and their entire team for gifting us this complete production, ROOSTER Post Production for the edits and finishing touches, Sani Baladi for the musical composition, vocals for “I Survived”: Suzana Johansen


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 RMHC Ottawa 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.

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new RMHC Ottawa app! Here you’ll find sections that help with check-in, room requests, notifications on current events, upcoming “Home for Dinner” meals provided to you, and so much more!

Download our APP today!



Featured news/blog post

Ottawa’s Ronald McDonald House Is About To Get Bigger

By: Mckenzie Donovan, Ottawa Life Magazine “Sadly, children are not immune to life-threatening illnesses requiring medical treatments. Often their conditions requi...


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