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L’Arche Communities in Canada
The L’Arche communities support over 800 persons with intellectual disabilities in nearly 200 residential and vocational settings. These supports are provided in a unique L’Arche relational model that helps individuals to achieve their goals for a good and meaningful life.
Life-sharing happens in a variety of community, work and residential settings. In the traditional L’Arche home, 2 to 3 assistants “live-in” and make a home with 4 to 6 persons with disabilities. Other “live-out” assistants, family, friends and volunteers also participate in the life of the home.
The communities vary in size, history and local flavour, yet they share the same spirit of welcome, joy and celebration. The members share in decision-making, chores, activities and the life of the community as they desire and are able.
Each L’Arche is rooted in its local culture. The members participate in and contribute to their neighbourhood, town or city. Each community has a large network of family, friends, neighbours, volunteers, donors, and other supporters.
Atlantic RegionL’Arche Antigonish L’Arche Avalon (Project) L’Arche Cape Breton L’Arche Fredericton (Project) L’Arche Halifax L’Arche Homefires L’Arche Saint John
QuébecL'Arche Abitibi-Témiscamingue L'Arche Outaouais (Agapè) L'Arche Montérégie L'Arche Lanaudière L'Arche de la Capitale-Nationale (l'Étoile) L'Arche le Printemps L'Arche Mauricie L'Arche Montréal
OntarioL’Arche Arnprior L’Arche Daybreak L’Arche Hamilton L’Arche London L’Arche Ottawa L’Arche Stratford L’Arche Sudbury L’Arche Toronto
Western CanadaL’Arche Calgary L’Arche Comox Valley L’Arche Edmonton L’Arche Lethbridge L’Arche Greater Vancouver L’Arche Saskatoon L’Arche Winnipeg