L’Arche Canada Foundation’s Spring 2018 Impact Bulletin

L’Arche Toronto recognized the need for opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities to explore options for living a more independent life in their city. The Trying It On For Size (TIFS) project is responding to this need. TIFS provides individuals with intellectual disabilities (primarily aged 25-40) support to gain experience living more independently through short-term stays in an apartment where they will develop confidence in their independent living and decision-making skills.

Plus: Stories from L’Arche in Haiti, Cape Breton, Comox Valley and Beloeil and profile of Wendy Bulloch, member of the Jean Vanier Society

The title “Pareil pas pareil” refers to people who have an intellectual disability, who are like others in many ways and also not like others. It is the title of a new, ground-breaking and highly accessible 14-minute video.
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Honouring the contributions of people with developmental disabilities