On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the meeting of the Lychgate Women’s Group, we welcome speakers from L’Arche Canada to talk about the mission and work of their organization.
L’Arche builds communities throughout Canada where people with intellectual challenges can live, work to their abilities, help in making decisions about the community, and participate in society at large. L’Arche also does education and advocacy work among the Canadian public.
Jean Vanier, son of Canada’s former Governor General Georges Vanier, founded the original L’Arche community in 1964. Living in the small French village of Trosly-Breuil, Jean invited two men with intellectual disabilities from a local institution to create a home with him. They called their home L’Arche, meaning ‘The Ark.’
All members of the congregation are welcome at this meeting of the Lychgate Group. Come prepared to hear the story and to be inspired by this organization and the unique communities they are creating.
Lychgate Women’s Group
The Communities of L’Arche
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. – Welcome and refreshments
7:30 p.m. – Presentation begins
St. John’s York Mills Church
19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto
All congregants are welcome