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What does L Arche Canada do?

What does L Arche Canada do?

Across Canada and around the world, L’Arche creates communities of friendship and belonging. In L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, learn, and grow together.

What does the word L Arche mean?

an ark
L’Arche, the French word for an ark, as in Noah’s Ark, was the name given to the original home created by Jean Vanier Trosly-Breuil, France, where he began to live with Philippe Seux and Raphael Simi, two people with intellectual disabilities.

Is L Arche Catholic?

L’Arche is a faith-based organization rooted in Christianity, but is open to people of any faith and people with no religious affiliation.

How many L Arche communities are there in Canada?

31 communities
L’Arche International operates 153 communities worldwide in 38 countries. The organization has over 10,000 members with and without intellectual disabilities worldwide. In Canada, L’Arche operates 31 communities in nine provinces as of 2020.

How do I apply to L Arche?

Please fill out the application form you will find on our website located at and enclose your resume. You can indicate on the application form which community you are interested in.

What does arche mean in ancient Greek?

Noun. Greek archē, literally, beginning.

Who is the founder of L Arche?

Jean Vanier
Raphaël SimiPhillipe Seux

How many L Arche communities are there?

Find a L’Arche Community We have 154 member communities around the world.

Why do you wish to live and work in L Arche?

People choose to join L’Arche as a support worker for people with learning disabilities (we say ‘assistants’) for a variety of reasons. Some are mature individuals wanting to give their lives new meaning. Some come to L’Arche to learn or develop new skills and attitudes to people with learning disabilities.

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