Our Communities

L’Arche Arnprior
Founded in 1975 on a farm in Frontenac County, L’Arche Arnprior moved to the town of Arnprior in 1988, and consists of 3 homes, each housing 5 to 6 core members and 3 or 4 Assistants, a family home with one core member and a large Supported Independent Living program (SIL) with 9 core members.
Assistants choose to live with core members, creating a home, building relationships and discovering each other’s gifts.
A Leadership Team and part-time staff, volunteers, and administrative staff support our community.

L’Arche Daybreak
Founded in 1969 and located in Richmond Hill, L’Arche Daybreak was the first L’Arche community in North America. It now includes 8 homes, as well as ‘The Woodery’ wood-working shop, The Craft Studio, The Day Program, The Club, Spirit Movers (dancing troupe), Movers and Shakers (acting troupe), and the Dayspring spiritual centre.

L’Arche Hamilton
The L’Arche Hamilton community consists of 20 core members and approximately 13 assistants who live in the 5 homes, plus 4 core members who attend the Day Program, but live in various other settings in the city.
Outside of the home, the Core Members have a variety of work programs, including working at L’Arche Hamilton’s Creative Hands Craft Studio & Day Program, various Life Skills programs, supported employment, and leisure programs.

L’Arche London:
Founded in 1991 by a small group of people with an interest in L’Arche, today L’Arche London consists of 3 homes, Cana, Jubilee and Bethany. There are 12 core members who form the heart of the community, and who share life several live-in assistants. We run a day program where core members can express their gifts of creativity, as well as get involved in the London community.

L’Arche North Bay
L’Arche North Bay is home to 13 core members at Kara Foyer, Manu Residence and Cam’s Place.

L’Arche Ottawa
L’Arche Ottawa began in the national capital region in 1972. We are a bilingual community creating home and community with 31 Core Members, a number of live-in and live-out assistants and many friends, family members, volunteers and associate members. We have a bilingual senior’s day program, Le Club Garnobé, 7 homes -3 French, 3 English and 1 bilingual and 2 members with intellectual disabilities live in their own apartments.

L’Arche Stratford
The community consists of 23 core members and numerous assistants who live in a combination of 4 homes and 5 supported independent living settings. L’Arche Stratford plays host to a very active Day Program, providing interesting and exciting activities on a daily basis, including candle making, card making, skills cooking and an exercise program.

L’Arche Sudbury
Our community has 3 homes and 15 core members.
The L’Arche Sudbury Vocational/Life Skills Program provides the opportunity for people with a developmental disability to secure meaningful employment in the competitive work force.

L’Arche Toronto
L’Arche Toronto began in the 1970s when some individuals with developmental disabilities in the Daybreak community showed interest in creating a community in the downtown core of the city. There are now 4 homes that make up the L’Arche Toronto Community, and a new Creative Arts Program called Sol Express. Members of L’Arche Toronto are active participants in their neighborhoods and local establishments.

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