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Transforming Lives, Transforming Society
The L’Arche Canada Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that raises funds on behalf of L’Arche Canada and is committed to transforming the lives of intellectually disabled people in communities across Canada.


Spring 2013
Top Story: The Transformative Impact of L’Arche People

I have heard Debbie Turnbull in nursing homes, all along the path to our destination, greeting unknown individuals with a warm “Hello” and, “You look nice today.” Debbie’s marvelous inner freedom draws her to connect with new people and to set them at ease. We gave a talk to a class at the local community college together. Presentation concluded, as I was tidying up our materials, I looked up to see Debbie circling the room, introducing herself personally with a handshake to all 42 students. Debbie transforms the present moment and builds bridges by her candour, gentleness, humour, and warmth.