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L'Arche Canada

L'Arche Canada

Nature of Work

L'ARCHE is an international ecumenical and inter-religious federation of communities whose focus is to create homes in which people with mental handicaps and those who help them live and work together. They grow to recognize their own gifts and share them with others. These homes are centers of family life for small groups ranging from four to 10 people. Life revolves around the activities of daily living. The house assistants create a nurturing atmosphere in which each person discovers a home for his or her heart.


More than 100 communities in the world: 25 in Canada and in 26 countries on every continent.

Time Frame

One-year commitment preferred - can be extended




Should be at least 18 years old. Volunteer experience is appreciated but not necessary. The organization provides training and personal support system after training.

Contact Info

Marie Loranger
L'Arche Canada
6646 Monk Blvd.
Montreal, QC
Canada  H4E 3J1
PH:(514) 768-5422
FAX:(514) 761-0823

Last updated: 2006-03-18

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