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L’Arche Joliette

L’Arche Joliette, a small community full of life and creativity!

L’Arche Joliette, located 1 hour northeast of Montreal, was founded 17 years ago. We have two houses where 10 people are welcomed. Our workshops are divided into three parts: at Cégep de Joliette where 35 people come to work each week; ZOOM, our artistic and multimedia project through which we talk about the world around us; and La RUCHE, a workshop serving the community.

L’Arche Joliette is made up of more than 400 volunteers, friends, donors, families and partners who contribute with us to changing the world view. Here you’ll find welcome, simplicity, relationships and the willingness to contribute to a better society!

Come and have a look... just to see!


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.