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.

Raphael Amato offers some background on the role of institutions in the 20th century
Marcos let us into his life and shared his biggest secret with us! This latest installment in our #AsIAm series is full of love and joy.
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


A French civil servant said to me, "What you are doing is certainly very fine and I'm sure it is the ideal situation for handicapped people, but it depends completely on the motivation of the assistants. Does the government have a right to invest in a place which could disappear completely the day it can't find assistants who want to live that way? What guarantees can you give me?" Of course, I had none. But insecurity is one of the only guarantees that a community will go on deepening and progressing and remain faithful.

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.149

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