About the House
The Montreal Ronald McDonald House is a temporary home away from home for out-of-town (more than 55 km) families of children with critical illnesses who must travel to Montreal for medical treatments.
Our vision is to offer children the possibility of having their parents near them during their treatment or hospitalization.
- That every child deserves to pursue his or her dreams
- That every sick child deserves to receive the best medical care
- That medical treatments are more effective when the parents are close to their child to offer support and comfort.
Who runs the Montreal Ronald McDonald House?
The Montreal Ronald McDonald House is owned by theFONDATION DES AMIS DE L’ENFANCE (MONTREAL) INC., an independent, autonomous and non-profit organization. The Board of Directors, whose members are volunteers, make all strategic decisions. They are people with big hearts who have many years of experience managing private and non-profit organizations, in business development and financial management as well as legal matters.
The Executive Director and a team of five staff members manage the House’s daily activities. A large number of volunteers also donate their time on a regular basis.
What is the Ronald McDonald House?
The Montreal Ronald McDonald House offers its services to all of the Montreal Children’s hospitals. It offers parents a comfortable place to stay within a five-minute walk from CHU Sainte-Justine. It’s like a “home away from home” where they can sleep, prepare their meals and most importantly visit their child anytime, just a few steps away. . It’s more than just a residence: the House is also a place of solace and solidarity.
Each of the 50 bedrooms is designed for three people, with a double bed, a single bed, and a full bathroom. Common areas available to guests include two fully-equipped kitchens, several living rooms, a library, laundry rooms and fully-equipped playrooms For the children’s entertainment a beautiful outdoor play area has been designed recently Milk, bread, English muffins, tea, coffee, sugar, yogurt, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, and house cleaning products are provided free of charge by different companies.
Since 1982, thanks to the generosity of donors and the involvement of volunteers, the nightly rate per family has been maintained at $10. However, when a third party pays for their stay, the fee is $40 per night.