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L’Arche Canada Newsletter Summer 2018

Posted 2018-09-13

“Community is built as we become interdependent, humbly recognizing and welcoming our need of one another.”

Recently Unité 9, a Québec television program, did an episode on people being reintegrated into society after having spent years in prison. L’Arche Joliette welcomes a woman in this transition. For a few minutes of the video, you see how each of the members of the home welcome her as she prepares supper with one of the core members, expressing gratitude for her presence.

This is a perfect illustration of the healing power of love in action. Community is built as we become interdependent, humbly recognizing and welcoming our need of one another. People grow when they experience a sense of belonging to the greater human family.

This is the last newsletter that Gabrielle and I will send together as National Leaders. With the end of every mandate, one feels there is always more to be done, it has been a privilege to serve and lead you. Thank you for your trust and support.

Over these past five years, L’Arche Canada has grown as the priorities of Servant Leadership, Growth, and Communications and Outreach have been implemented. There have been moments of great joy and a great many challenges.

There are many opportunities before us. Individually and corporately, we are called to grow in living our mission by building bridges across distances and breaking down the walls that separate us. In our world today, L’Arche must show that this is possible.

– Hollee Card

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Welcome to Fiona Williams

We are very pleased to welcome Fiona Williams to the role of New Brunswick Lab Coordinator for our Inclusive Housing Solutions Lab project.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Mauricie

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Lamothe is beginning a new chapter in her life at L’Arche.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Outaouais (Agapè)

We are pleased to announce that Frederico Gauchat will take on the role of Community Leader at L'Arche Outaouais (formerly Agapè).

New Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires

We want to welcome and introduce you to the new Community Leader for L’Arche Homefires, Louise Curtis. After an extensive and rigorous selection process, Louise clearly emerged as the leader the L’Arche Homefires community needs at this point in our history.

New Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton

We are very happy to announce that Mwando Mubanga has accepted the role of Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton. 

Urgent Appeal re Bill C-7 amending Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Please read this statement from L’Arche Canada. We add our voice to those of disability advocates and our partners in the movement for Inclusion and Belonging calling for amendment to Bill C-7 to protect the lives of Canadians with disabilities.

The World’s First International Lip Syncing Competition Hosted by People With Disabilities!

We did it! You have helped lead the way in fueling the greatest amount of online engagement we have ever seen in L'Arche! In total, our lip syncs have been watched over 90,000 times, raised over $102,000, and inspired an immense amount of joy and generosity. THANK YOU for your continued passion, enthusiasm, encouragement and creativity to keep shouting from the rooftops what we know: that the world is better because of people with disabilities.

Leading Change - Youth Leaders Group Members

Leading Change is a project where persons with disabilities learn how to help make decisions about L'Arche.

Laurence Lendormy, new Projects Coordinator- Innovation and Impact

L’Arche Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Ledormy to the role of Project Coordinator – Innovation and Impact

Luc Héon, new Executive Assistant at L'Arche Canada

L'Arche Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Héon as Executive Assistant.




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