About Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta



Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta provides a home away from home and support for sick children and their families. Since opening in 1985, the purpose of the House has remained the same: keeping families together while the child is being treated for illness in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere.
After completion of the expansion, the House will accommodate up to 30 families, each with their own suite and private bath, while sharing kitchen facilities and common areas. Families pay a nominal fee per night, which is only a portion of the cost to operate. Although occupancy is not based on financial need, the nightly fee is purposely kept at this rate to make it an affordable option for all families wanting to be close to their ill family member.
The House has seen over 25,000 people since it opened in 1985. It is a non-profit organization owned and operated by the Society of Children's Oncology Family Services of Northern Alberta. It is one of 12 Houses across Canada and one of over 270 around the world.