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L’Arche Agapè

An inspirational and well-connected community with a workshop serving the local population.

Welcome to L’Arche Agapè!

Located in the heart of Gatineau, L’Arche Agapè is a community of 18 people welcomed and nearly 15 assistants living together, in addition to some thirty volunteer friends who regularly take part in daily life. L’Arche Agapè has 4 households.

But L’Arche Agapè also includes the workshop Les Jouets d’Arc-en-ciel, providing work for 18 people living with an intellectual disability, including 4 from outside our homes.

We gather every Tuesday evening for a community event where we share news, exchange ideas and most importantly, celebrate for a variety of reasons! Feel free to come and meet us here.


When communities welcome the contributions of persons with intellectual and other disabilities, they thrive, and we all benefit from a more vibrant, creative, and compassionate society.
L’Arche was founded to be a safe place where people who are vulnerable and marginalized discover respect and valued belonging. The name L’Arche, after Noah’s ark, was chosen to represent this promise. The current L’Arche logo shows each person with a place in the boat of equal dignity and value. These values are fundamental to the vision and mission of L’Arche for all who participate in our life and for the world.
Our commitment to respect all individuals, to prevent abuse, discrimination and harassment, and to provide support and intervention when required.
On February 8, members of L’Arche attended an “in person” session of the accessibility consultation, as several L’Arche folk from other communities had done in their cities.