L'ARCHE IN THE WORLD
L'Arche is an international federation of faith-based communities, creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities.
The first community was founded by Jean Vanier in Trosly, France in 1964. Now there are 150 L’Arche Communities in the world.
L'Arche has existed in Canada since 1969 when the first community, Daybreak, was founded in Richmond Hill. There are now 29 communities spread across Canada from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton which offer 200 homes and work programs to adults with intellectual disabilities.
L'Arche Ottawa began in the national capital region in 1972. Today we are 30 core members and 18 assistants living in six homes. We are supported by a team of support persons and volunteers.