On Assisted Dying

L’Arche Avalon (Project)

L’Arche Avalon is a project of L’Arche based in St. John’s, on Newfoundland and Labrador’s Avalon peninsula.

An incorporated charitable organization embracing the mission and values of L’Arche, we are dedicated to the establishment of homes and communities where adults with intellectual disabilities and their assistants live together, where mutual dependence is fostered, where spiritual and social well-being is promoted and supported.

Our goal is to establish homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their live-in assistants. We plan and host gatherings which reflect the L’Arche model of community and celebrate diversity, promote socialization, enhance belonging, and support mutuality. We also organize activities specifically for the involvement of our core members. We come together as a community and offer monthly ‘walks’ and ‘jam circles’ which help foster the growth of our community.



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.