L’Arche Canada: http://larche.ca
L’Arche Canada Meeting Ground: http://www.larchecommons.ca
L’Arche International: http://www.larche.org
Jean Vanier website: http://www.jean-vanier.org
Henri Nouwen: http://www.henrinouwen.org
Aging and Disability: http://www.aging-and-disability.org
For young adults with an intellectual disability: http://www.ibelong.ca
City of Winnipeg: http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com
L’Arche Winnipeg began in 1973. Our community has grown over the years, and today we welcome 28 people with a developmental disability who are living in our six houses and two supported-living apartments, along with approximately 20 assistants, many of whom have come from other countries to experience L’Arche and make Winnipeg their home. Four of our houses, our apartments, and our Office are in the east end of Winnipeg (Transcona) and are all within walking distance of each other. Our two other homes are closer to downtown Winnipeg (in Windsor Park and St. Boniface).
Lorena, on being a l’Arche assistant:
Tim, on being a L’Arche assistant:
Winnipeg is a city of approximately 670,000 people, and is the longitudinal centre of Canada. More than 60% of Manitoba’s population live in the capital city, which is the 7th largest municipality in Canada.
We belong to the Western Canada Region of L’Arche, along with other L’Arche Communities in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Comox and Vancouver. Our Region is part of the L’Arche Canada Zone in the International Federation of L’Arche which is comprised of communities located in 36 different countries.
L’Arche Winnipeg Speakers Bureau
Many people, inspired by Jean Vanier’s vision, are interested in hearing about L’Arche Winnipeg and L’Arche Tova Café. People are often looking for ways to live out their faith in their daily lives and L’Arche communities provide unique examples of how this can be embodied on a practical level. Being able to tell our stories in the larger community is also critical as we seek to recruit new assistants, volunteers and sponsors both in Winnipeg and around the world.
To invite us to speak at one of your meetings or present at your career or volunteer fair please contact the office or volunteer coordinator.