Claire de Miribel, a source of inspiration

Have you heard of Claire de Miribel? The elders of L’Arche will no doubt remember that she was one of the first coordinators of L’Arche Internationale. Like Jean Vanier, Claire was a source of great inspiration for many people and a model of deep commitment to the mission of L’Arche.

Leadership Spring Trainings takes off

The L’Arche Canada leadership development has entered a major new phase. After years introducing a model based on the core values of L’Arche and tools for reviews and team building, a comprehensive formation and training program – through over 100 online training modules – is being delivered across the country. The “spring training” is the most ambitious leadership training in our history with ten sessions across the country for 275 L’Arche leaders – leadership team members, house and program leaders. Here is a taste.

A gift with words

Mary Jean Hillhouse is a woman of words. It’s not that she speaks nonstop, but that when she speaks, you stop and listen.

In search of L'Arche’s pioneer women

For some time, we have wanted to pay tribute to L’Arche’s leading pioneer women. The task seemed enormous, given how many women deserve to be honoured. These women have founded and co-founded communities in several different countries. Their steadfast efforts have given rise to the quality of community life that continues to make L’Arche so special after all these years.

Celebrating 25 years on the path of inclusive community in Lethbridge Alberta

On November 1, 2016, the community of L’Arche Lethbridge gathered with their founders, friends, donors, representatives from L’Arche communities in Montreal, Comox, Edmonton, Calgary and Gabrielle Beaulieu, Vice Leader of L’Arche Canada to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Growing as we Learn: The L’Arche Canada Growth Initiative

“A learning organization is an organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at modifying its behavior to reflect new knowledge and insights.” – Harvard Business Review

Communicating the Work of Outreach and Communications

It has been a challenging year of transition in the L’Arche Canada Outreach and Communications team and its work. As we move forward, new initiatives and new partnerships are emerging that promise increased impact in this important work.

Meeting with the Minister

On April 6, 2017, representatives of L‘Arche Canada met with the Hon. Qualtrough, Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities, to share our hopes and concerns – and express our gratitude and support –for new federal, accessibility legislation.

L'Arche Mexico has moved!

L’Arche Canada congratulates El Arca de México on their move to a new home in Mexico city. We are happy to provide financial support for this important, new chapter in the life of their community

Still Dancing - Henri Nouwen in L’Arche - 20 Years After His Death

"A friend of Henri’s once quipped that Henri wrote the same book forty times. I would say his books might have something in common with dance. There may indeed be only so many steps – but it’s possible to put those steps together in endless combinations and create entirely new and magical movements. Whatever the combination, when Henri invited us to dance, it was always about the movement of the human heart."