L’Arche Canada

381 Rachel Est
MontrealQCH2W 1E8
Phone: (514) 844-1661
Fax: (514) 844-1960

L’Arche Canada:

L’Arche is an international federation of faith-based communities creating homes and day programs with people who have development disabilities.

Founded in 1964 by Jean Vanier. The name L’Arche is French for “The Ark”, as in “Noah’s Art”, the biblical symbol of deliverance, and of God’s covenant with humanity.

L’Arche is now a world-wide organization with more than 100 communities in nearly 30 countries.

Volunteer Program: Assistant L’Arche Community

Information: Canadian Communities

Educational Resources


“Faith and Light” (Founded 1971)

“Faith and Sharing” (Founded 1968)

Both create networks of community and faith-sharing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their friends and family.

Books Available:

Jean Vanier, Fr. Thomas Philippe, Henri Nouwen, Sue Mosteller


Daybreak Publications

E-mail: [email protected]

For more information please visit the website.