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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.

Jean Vanier Society

The Jean Vanier Society consists of the Canadians who have chosen to include the L’Arche Canada Foundation and L’Arche communities in their will. The money entrusted to L’Arche will be used to carry out our mission and be endowed to last for future use of those who will need the services of L’Arche in generations to come.

Contributions received through the Jean Vanier Society will:

  • Continue the expansion of L’Arche’s national network of 200 homes and programs.
  • Empower L’Arche Canada to address key systemic issues in Canada that prevent the full valuing and participation of people with intellectual disability.
  • Invest in innovative programs that take the L’Arche model of community into other areas of society
  • Invest in and train new leadership for L’Arche next generation of service to Canadians
  • Enable L’Arche to reach more teachers and students across Canada with our highly praised curricula designed to help high school students develop greater empathy and compassion which will shape their social vision to be a part of building a society where everyone belongs.
  • Support the growth and development of L’Arche in countries of need in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

There are many ways to support L’Arche Canada through planned giving options. Please talk to your financial advisor about how to best make use of these options to maximize your estate planning, and let your family know your wishes.

Interview with a member of the Jean Vanier Society

In his early seventies after working all of his life Ernest Canton chose to go back to school to get his Masters of Divinity degree. He took...

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