in 1964 Jean Vanier invited two men with developmental disabilities to live with him in a small house...
L'Arche Canada Foundation
The L’Arche Canada Foundation is the fundraising arm of LC. We work to raise the money needed for both national projects like Servant Leadership, and local capital campaigns. We seek to help the 29 L’Arche communities from coast to coast with their funding needs and to help them reach their own fundraising goals.
National Leaders Newsletters
The fall just flew by and we now find ourselves approaching Christmas. Given the rapid and perpetual pace of change we all face, this is a good time of year to take a break, be together and have fun...
Workshops & Day Centers
In this serie, we will be presenting workshops and day centers across the country where people with intellectual disability from L'Arche or from the local community learn new skills and develop their full potential. The first workshop we are presenting is Le Pot-en-Ciel, an art workshop that would not be if were not for Claude Maclean, a member of L'Arche Beloeil who dreamed of a place where he and fellow artists could draw and paint together in a spirit of sharing and mutual teaching. Photographies from Jonathan Boulet-Groulx
L'Arche around the world
L’Arche Canada belongs to the International Federation of L’Arche Communities linking the 29 communities in Canada to the International organization and the communities of L’Arche in 37 countries around the world.
Day after day the news continues to remind us of abusive and violent situations, often targeted toward people with intellectual disabilities. Although unfortunately, there are many other victims, this population certainly constitutes some of our most vulnerable and at risk.
On Assisted Dying
Jean Vanier remains a compelling voice calling us to respect life, “We must ensure that the best safeguards exist, while redoubling our commitment to caring for one another in the most fragile moments of each of our lives.”
Embrace the Identity & Mission
This newsletter focuses on 3 questions. Does purpose matter? How can we engage more fully with the Identity & Mission of L’Arche? What is important and inspiring about the founding story of L’Arche?
Foster a Vibrant Community
Each month, through the values presented in each bubble, a specific group from communities across the country will express and share how they live out these values in daily life in their community!
Celebrate the Value of Each Person
We hope that together with others in your home, program and community you will learn the visual icons of the Servant Leadership Model which inspires us to live the Mission and Spirit of L’Arche more deeply.