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Creating a world where everyone belongs

Annual Benefit Dinner

We want to thank everyone who made our Annual Benefit Dinner February 25, 2023 a success! We were able to raise $16,000.00 to support the work of L'Arche Lethbridge. Special thanks to our sponsors: Kasko Cattle Co, Cavendish, Subaru Lethbridge, Hass Wealth Management, Lethbridge Herald, Bridge City Chrysler, Norbridge Pharmacy, 94.1 CJOC, Bob Campbell, Peter and Elizabeth Lamb.

PRESS RELEASE: L'Arche releases independent report into the abusive practices of founder Jean Vanier

Investigation answers L'Arche's questions about founder's abuse.

L'Arche International released a years-long report from an independent, interdisciplinary commission of French researchers which validates the testimonies of 25 women, without intellectual disabilities, against Jean Vanier who, as part of a sectarian group led by Vanier's spiritual mentor, Father Thomas Philippe, identified people seeking spiritual guidance and exploited them for sexual purposes. Read L'Arche Canada's full press release and access the report.

L’Arche Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) provides an extraordinary opportunity for men and women from around the world with and without developmental disabilities to share, live, work, and learn together. Many local people participate in the life of our community as committed friends and respite workers. Sharing life with individuals with developmental disabilities at L’Arche is a counter-cultural life-style choice. It is a choice to share in the incredible gifts of individuals with developmental disabilities. L’Arche is a dynamic example of how people of very different abilities, cultures and religions can learn to live in peace. Together we discover depths of joy, freedom, and love, and the incredible beauty of each person regardless of intellectual capacity. If you think L'Arche is for you, and you would like to become part of our community please look at the drop down menu under BECOME INVOLVED to see the various ways you can participate.