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L’Arche Canada Newsletter Summer 2018

Posted 2018-09-13

“Community is built as we become interdependent, humbly recognizing and welcoming our need of one another.”

Recently Unité 9, a Québec television program, did an episode on people being reintegrated into society after having spent years in prison. L’Arche Joliette welcomes a woman in this transition. For a few minutes of the video, you see how each of the members of the home welcome her as she prepares supper with one of the core members, expressing gratitude for her presence.

This is a perfect illustration of the healing power of love in action. Community is built as we become interdependent, humbly recognizing and welcoming our need of one another. People grow when they experience a sense of belonging to the greater human family.

This is the last newsletter that Gabrielle and I will send together as National Leaders. With the end of every mandate, one feels there is always more to be done, it has been a privilege to serve and lead you. Thank you for your trust and support.

Over these past five years, L’Arche Canada has grown as the priorities of Servant Leadership, Growth, and Communications and Outreach have been implemented. There have been moments of great joy and a great many challenges.

There are many opportunities before us. Individually and corporately, we are called to grow in living our mission by building bridges across distances and breaking down the walls that separate us. In our world today, L’Arche must show that this is possible.

– Hollee Card

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New Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton

We are very happy to announce that Mwando Mubanga has accepted the role of Community Leader for L’Arche Edmonton. 

Urgent Appeal re Bill C-7 amending Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Please read this statement from L’Arche Canada. We add our voice to those of disability advocates and our partners in the movement for Inclusion and Belonging calling for amendment to Bill C-7 to protect the lives of Canadians with disabilities.

The World’s First International Lip Syncing Competition Hosted by People With Disabilities!

We did it! You have helped lead the way in fueling the greatest amount of online engagement we have ever seen in L'Arche! In total, our lip syncs have been watched over 90,000 times, raised over $102,000, and inspired an immense amount of joy and generosity. THANK YOU for your continued passion, enthusiasm, encouragement and creativity to keep shouting from the rooftops what we know: that the world is better because of people with disabilities.

Leading Change - Youth Leaders Group Members

Leading Change is a project where persons with disabilities learn how to help make decisions about L'Arche.

Laurence Lendormy, new Projects Coordinator- Innovation and Impact

L’Arche Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Ledormy to the role of Project Coordinator – Innovation and Impact

Luc Héon, new Executive Assistant at L'Arche Canada

L'Arche Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Héon as Executive Assistant.

Hollee Card new community leader of L'Arche Comox Valley

We are very happy to announce that Hollee Card has accepted the role of Community Leader for L’Arche Comox Valley. She plans to begin her transition into the role by mid June, soon after moving to the valley.

L'Arche International announces findings of Independent Inquiry

Today, the leaders of L’Arche International sent a letter to the Federation of L’Arche Communities, which operates in 38 countries worldwide, publishing the results of an inquiry that had commissioned from an independent organization. The inquiry included testimony implicating its founder, Jean Vanier, and his historical link to Father Thomas Philippe, who he thought of as his spiritual father.

L’Arche Canada is please to welcome Stéfan Carrier as our new Immigration Administrator

In his own terms: "During my 25 years at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), I had many opportunities as Business Analyst and Policy Advisor, to reference the immigration and refugee protection act, regulation and rules.

Christine Monier nominated Western Canada Regional Leader

n December, I was delighted to be with the L’Arche Western Canada Regional Assembly as they enthusiastically confirmed the new Western Canada Regional Mandate. The Mandate Process incorporated and built upon the Impactand Strategic Clarity process that we have collectively been engaged with.




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