Assistant Role

Live-In Assistants who come to live in a L’Arche community, provide support and share in friendships with Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities).  Assistants find their time at L’Arche to be filled with meaning, growth, friendship, challenge, and fun.  Assistants come to live in L’Arche often for one year.  For some, L’Arche is a career.

Akech came to L’Arche Winnipeg in June 2015 after completing her BA in Psychology with a minor in theology from Canadian Mennonite University. Akech came to L’Arche because of two of her passions—community and supporting persons with intellectual disabilities.
No two days are alike in L'Arche. You'll find that typical days in L'Arche are joyful and life-giving, as well as, busy and challenging. Life in L'Arche is a daily adventure, where togetherness is built in the stuff of everyday life.
Through friendship, meaningful work, fun social activities, and home life, Assistants and Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities) build communities of belonging together
Becoming a L’Arche Assistant is an extraordinary and life-changing experience. There are some things you need to consider if you are interested in joining one of our communities.