Our Commitment

Guiding Principles

  • We provide a safe, welcoming environment for all.
  • We are supportive of and compassionate towards our families, understanding our role as leaders in family centered care.
  • We create equitable spaces and experiences as we celebrate all people and dimensions of diversity.
  • We build positive, healthy relationships.
  • We are authentic and have integrity to deliver an abundance of services and support in an honest, transparent and ethical way.
  • We are good stewards of our donors’ resources.

Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI)

The Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment (REDI) seeks to better serve the diverse families that call the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

At RMHC – SK we strive to create equitable experiences for all people, at all times. We recognize the value and importance of incorporating diverse perspectives in the ways that we serve families, and conduct business, and are dedicated to ongoing learning in the areas of reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create positive change. In regular review of progress through the Global Diversity Equity Inclusion Benchmark (GDEIB) Assessment, we actively review our work to continue to strengthen our organization.

As such, we make the following commitments:

A commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Through our acknowledgment of Saskatchewan as a traditional territory of First Nations and Metis people, and serving families from Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10, we commit to regular review and implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action that are relevant to serving families where we have a position to impact positive change.

A commitment to Equity

We commit to creating an organizational culture that enables regular review and adaptation of policies, practices and structures in our intentional work towards equity

A commitment to Diversity

We commit to creating an environment that attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We acknowledge that each of our perspectives have strengths and weaknesses, and a diverse environment allows us to learn the best from one another.

A commitment to Inclusion

By way of consistent actions and intentions, we commit to creating an environment where all feel that they belong and are included in sharing their voice to strengthen and drive the organization forward in this work.

The Statement of Commitment will be reviewed annually and respected and honoured for present and future generations.

“Families have to feel like this is home or as close to home as possible. A place of comfort, safety, where they can just be who they are. So if we’ve created a space like that for all the people we serve, then I feel like we are doing the work we have been called to do.”

– Tammy Forrester, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan

Volunteer Philosophy

Ronald McDonald House Charities SK values the contribution that volunteers make to the experience of our guest families’ stay. Volunteers assist in creating a safe and comfortable environment, and add to our diverse collection of skills, experiences, culture and knowledge. Our volunteers provide a spirit of support and generosity that positively impacts our guest families, visitors and staff.

We believe:

  • Volunteering is personal, and each person brings a unique set of skills and experiences that builds the capacity of the organization
  • Volunteers have rights and responsibilities, and we support these through appropriate infrastructure and commitment to the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement
  • Volunteers should have meaningful work that positively impacts the families we serve, the organization as a whole, and the participating volunteer (win-win-win)
  • We remain mission-based and consider the experience of the families we serve whenever making decisions about volunteer roles and engagement
  • The relationships formed by volunteerism strengthen our organization, our community and our society
  • Volunteerism benefits the well-being of all, and we have a responsibility to strive for excellent Volunteer Stewardship