HALIFAX
2018

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

Hiding from Pain

Some people come to community seeking consolation from the pain of feeling unloved by responding to whatever demands are made of them. Unconsciously there is a thought pattern: 'If I satisfy your need then you, or the community, or God will be grateful, will appreciate my existence, will love me.' Ultimately this can never bring true fulfillment or true growth. It is important that we are attentive to this response, so easily disguised by generosity and goodness. We must help each person to live more and more clearly and deeply from an inner confidence of being loved by God just as they are.

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.132

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