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DECEMBER 2018

Where is happiness, where is it…?

Happiness is a trendy topic. There are as many definitions of happiness as there are individuals, yet never has a civilization developed such precise models and ideas of what happiness should be.


L’Arche Tova Café promotes Belonging and Inclusion in Winnipeg

Social purpose businesses or enterprises focused on food and hospitality are vibrant and innovative ways to promote belonging and inclusion. For over 6 years, L’Arche Tova Café has led the way not only for the city of Winnipeg, but also for L’Arche in Canada.


Listening to and amplifying the voices of marginalized people

“Listening to and amplifying the voices of marginalized people” is the theme of the second phase of our values campaign. Each message pays tribute first to a person’s story, highlighting and sharing the richness and diversity of these heartfelt testimonies. Read the vision behind this campaign here: http://bit.ly/listening-and-amplifying

In the video “Robert Speaks Up”, Robert Lamoureux of L’Arche Ottawa speaks vividly about his experience living in an institution. View here: https://youtu.be/s7-krKlYl_w

Raphael Amato offers some background on the role of institutions in the 20th century. Read “Institutional life – a bit of context”: http://bit.ly/institutional-life


Storytelling “with”

L’Arche storytelling puts belonging, diversity, and inclusion at the centre to help us “imagine the world differently.”


Accessible Canada Act passed third reading

L’Arche Canada has joined the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance (FALA) and supports its recommended changes.

Marcos’ First Love

“Le Sacrement de la Tendresse,” new film about Jean Vanier

I Believe in You

Letter from Jean, October 2018

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