Theme : Community

L’Arche Stratford opened its doors in August of 1973 in the former convent at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Marjorie Pickersgill began the community with Gary McRae as the first core member along with four assistants. The program quickly expanded adding one core member a month.

Today the community includes 24 core members in four houses, one townhouse and two apartments with numerous assistants, volunteers and staff.


L’Arche London’s Gathering Place

One example of the increased impact L’Arche communities are having across Canada

Social Inclusion Cannot Exist without True Community and Friendship

L’Arche Canada is participating in a series of round tables on the theme of “Living Together” – sharing life with and including persons who are vulnerable and marginalized in the heart of our communities.