About Us

4567 Heather Street (31st and Heather, at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital), Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C9

Our History

The original Ronald McDonald House BCFor over thirty years, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon (RMH BC) has been providing accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must travel to Vancouver for their child’s major treatment. Since 1983, we welcomed families at our 13-bedroom home in Shaughnessy, but the need for our services was much greater. In 2013, we began construction on a new 73-bedroom House, conveniently located on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital.

Our new House, which opened on July 7, 2014, serves 2,000 families each year in spacious suites with private washrooms. With a larger House comes expanded services for children and families including a fitness room, arts and crafts studio, magic room, LEGO lounge, and several comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges which encourage guests to come together. Built to LEED Gold Standard, our new House reduces our organization’s carbon footprint and reflects the natural beauty of the BC and Yukon communities that our families come from.

On June 2, 2014, we also opened the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital. A house within the hospital, a Ronald McDonald Family Room is a welcoming refuge for families of children admitted for treatment. The Room includes four overnight sleeping rooms, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a comfortable lounge with TV and internet access.

Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon is owned and operated by the Children’s Family House Society of BC, an independent, Board-directed, non-profit organization. The House is managed with a small staff and dedicated volunteers. We look forward to many more years of service to BC and Yukon families.

Take a Tour of RMH BC

Do you want an inside look at Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon?

Members of the public are invited to tour our innovative new facility every Monday (10:00 AM) and Wednesday (2:00 PM) except holidays. Join us to learn more about the house that love built!

All guest families will receive a full tour and orientation when they check in.

To sign up for a public tour, please call 604-736-2957.

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Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon cares for families of children whose health needs take them far from home and keeps families together in a home away from home, providing comfort, compassion, and a sense of community when they need it most.

Our Values

At RMH BC we are:

  • Family Centered
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Community Based

Annual Reports

Read our 2016/17 annual report to meet our families, see the latest stats about our programs, and find out how your support makes a difference at RMH BC.

View previous annual reports and audited financial statements:

Meet our Board of Directors

The Ronald McDonald House BC Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of people committed to sustaining the compassionate service the House provides. People of various backgrounds are recruited to one of our four standing committees, depending on what expertise is needed to facilitate these volunteer working groups:

1. Audit & Finance
2. Communications
3. Fundraising
4. Governance

Once individuals have served on a committee, learned about the House, and shown a keen interest in our operations, they are recruited to the RMH BC Board. Some experts we have been privileged to have on our board include financial, legal and business/marketing professionals.

Each Board member is expected to be on at least one committee of their choice.

The RMH BC Board of Directors meets once a month, from September to June.

Richard Pass

Richard Pass, CEO

Tracey Arnish

Tracey Arnish, Chair

Alan Gozda

Alan Gozda

Amin T

Amin Tabatabayi

Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones

Dapĥne Johnson

Dapĥne Johnson

Doug McWilliams

Doug McWilliams

Gary Luedke

Gary Luedke

Hank Sam

Hank Sam

Jon Festinger, Q.C.

Jon Festinger, Q.C.

Katherine Arnold

Katherine Arnold

Linda Lemke

Linda Lemke

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson

Nadine Cole

Nadine Cole

Nancy Blair

Nancy Blair

Patrick McGuinty

Patrick McGuinty

Trish Pekeles

Trish Pekeles