A unique model

of support

29 communities

and 2 projects
across Canada

A vision

of inclusion and belonging

Creating a world where everyone belongs

Across Canada and around the world, L’Arche creates communities of friendship and belonging. In L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, learn, and grow together. L’Arche demonstrates that when persons with intellectual disabilities take their place at the table, they contribute to a more just, compassionate, and vibrant world for all.

One example of the increased impact L’Arche communities are having across Canada.
Gil’s sister Marie explained to us just how much her little brother has loved cameras from a very young age. “No matter where he goes, if there’s a photo, a camera, Gil is right there!”
What an amazing year 2018 has been so far! L’Arche continues to grow from strength to strength. Congratulations to the new projects of L’Arche Avalon (St. John’s) and L’Arche Fredericton for all the work you have done in achieving project status.
Experience community with Sabine as she describes her life with the members of her home in Cape Breton.

Jean Vanier Daily Thoughts

The Outside Authority

If a community is to be able to make plans for the future it must have assimilated its past and have a sense of its own tradition. That is one of the reasons the external authority must not change too often. Continuity is important. The role of this outside authority is a delicate one. It is to see as clearly as possible the positive forces in the community and also to point out the negative ones. The outside authority encourages, helps to renew hope and takes the heat out of things. But it is a passing role. It leaves and the community continues on with the people who are there.

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.129

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