Our Values


L’Arche has a distinct spirit where persons with intellectual disabilities (Core Members) and Assistants truly share life “with” one another.  Some of our core values include:

A Vibrant Community – We share an extraordinary life of welcome, celebration, traditions, togetherness and belonging

A Celebration of the Value of Each Person – We know and appreciate each person; we listen to each other and develop and share our talents and gifts

An Openness to Mutual Relationships – We develop life-changing friendships where each of us gives and each of us receives

A Journey Together – We care how our actions affect others and  learn how to treat others with  kindness, respect and in a spirit of togetherness

A Nurturing of our Gifts and Growth – We support one another to grow and to reach our potential

A Role in Community – We each have a part to play in our community and work alongside others for the common good

A Shared Spirituality – We see and discover a spiritual meaning in day-to-day life and reflect on our common humanity

A Life of Joy – We create fun and share our joy

An Opportunity to Shape a More Human Society – We share the vision and spirit of L'Arche beyond our community and advocate for a more just and human society