McHappy Day raises $7.5 million in support of families with sick children

This year’s McHappy Day raised over $7.5 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) across Canada and other local children’s charities.

The funds will go towards providing much-needed support for families with sick children, helping to keep them close to each other and the medical care their child needs.

“The success of this year’s McHappy Day is a testament to the generosity and support of our guests, franchisees and their crew and our employees,” said Michèle Boudria, President and CEO of McDonald’s Canada. “We are incredibly honoured to be able to contribute to the impactful work of RMHC and other local children’s charities, who do so much to support our communities.”

“The support of McDonald’s Canada and its guests on McHappy Day makes a significant impact for RMHC and families with sick children, “said Kate Horton, CEO of RMHC Canada. “Quite simply, this funding ensures that we can continue to provide essential services and support to families in communities across Canada, during what is often one of the most unexpected and challenging times of their lives. Thank you, McDonald’s.”

Across the country, one in four Canadians has either stayed at a Ronald McDonald House or knows someone who has, with the organization supporting up to 554 families every night.

McHappy Day is McDonald’s Canada’s largest charity-driven program. Since the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in Toronto, Canada in 1981, McDonald’s fundraising programs like McHappy Day have helped RMHC support nearly 450,000 families across Canada.

The funds raised at the Markham and Stouffville McDonald locations went towards supporting the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Markham Stouffville Hospital. It operates from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The napping area is open 24 hours a day.

You can support RMHC by making an online donation to an RMHC program or setting up a fundraiser at any time at


Photo: City of Markham Regional Councillors Joe Li and Alan Ho, CAO Andy Taylor, Commissioners Trinela Cane and Arvin Prasad, and Solicitor Kittingham support McDonald’s Mchappy Day.




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