L'Arche is a global network of people with and without intellectual disabilities who collectively live, work and learn together, creating communities of friendship and belonging.

L'Arche Canada is the ''umbrella'' organization for L'Arche in Canada, and is focused on supporting all of our communities from coast to coast. In L'Arche, people who have intellectual disabilities (core members) and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods.

L'Arche in Canada has nearly 200 homes and workshops or day programs. These are grouped into our 31 communities, which are located from British Columbia to Newfoundland. L'Arche communities are open and welcoming of neighbours and often engage in various collaborations at the local level. Here, core members create life-long mutual relationships and are provided with many meaningful opportunities to help them reach their full potential.

We in L’Arche are committed to helping create an open, inclusive and compassionate Canadian society where every person is valued and can make a contribution. For over 50 years, the vision of L'Arche developed by celebrated humanitarian, Jean Vanier, has been kept alive with the help of thousands of people. Join us today, as we continue to promote a truly inclusive society within our communities and towards the wider society.

The L’Arche Mission

To make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities.

The L’Arche Canada Foundation Mission

L’Arche Foundation Canada is the fundraising arm for L’Arche. Our mission is to inspire Canadians to invest in a better quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. We invest our donor’s contributions to provide the best support available on a local and global scale.


L'Arche in Canada

Western Region

  • L'Arche Calgary
  • L'Arche Comox Valley
  • L'Arche Edmonton
  • L'Arche Lethbridge
  • L'Arche Greater Vancouver
  • L'Arche Saskatoon
  • L'Arche Winnipeg

Ontario Region

  • L'Arche Arnprior
  • L'Arche Daybreak
  • L'Arche Hamilton
  • L'Arche London
  • L'Arche North Bay
  • L'Arche Ottawa
  • L'Arche Stratford
  • L'Arche Sudbury
  • L'Arche Toronto

Quebec Region

  • L'Arche Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • L'Arche Agapè
  • L'Arche Beloeil
  • L'Arche Joliette
  • L'Arche l'Étoile
  • L'Arche le Printemps
  • L'Arche Mauricie
  • L'Arche Montréal

Atlantic Region

  • L'Arche Antigonish
  • L'Arche Avalon (Project)
  • L'Arche Cape Breton
  • L'Arche Fredericton (Project)
  • L'Arche Halifax
  • L'Arche Homefires
  • L'Arche Saint John