L’Arche Avalon (Project)

An incorporated charitable organization embracing the mission and values of L’Arche, we are dedicated to the establishment of homes and communities where adults with intellectual disabilities and their assistants live together, where mutual dependence is fostered, where spiritual and social well-being is promoted and supported.

Our goal is to establish homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their live-in assistants. We plan and host gatherings which reflect the L’Arche model of community and celebrate diversity, promote socialization, enhance belonging, and support mutuality. We also organize activities specifically for the involvement of our core members. We come together as a community and offer monthly ‘walks’ and ‘jam circles’ which help foster the growth of our community.


A lively community with strong ties to St. Francis Xavier University and many student volunteers.
Willow Tree Community Inc. fosters community in the spirit of L’Arche with adults of varying intellectual abilities who share life, celebrate and grow with one another.
A rural community valuing a simple life, authentic relationships, and solidarity.
A new community in the heart of Halifax, it values the diversity of its multicultural and multiracial milieu.
Well integrated in a small university city, the community operates a candle-making and weaving workshop and store.
A place where hospitality is at the heart of life.