L’Arche’s social innovation is founded in the discovery that those most excluded, most vulnerable in our society play a central role in helping to create a more just, more inclusive society. In L’Arche, we live and work together—and see each other as friends, teachers, and leaders for social change.
Choosing to share life together with persons with intellectual disabilities in community offers the power and privilege of knowing someone beyond labels and assumptions. L’Arche Canada communities offer opportunity for real connection, understanding and friendship that will challenge your assumptions, and change your perspectives. Through friendships with people with intellectual disability, you will come to know yourself better and have deeper understanding of humanity and interpersonal relationships. And, you will never look at the world in the same way!