Identity & Mission
L’Arche Saint John belongs to a world-wide network of more than 150 faith-based communities in nearly 40 different countries, creating homes, work, and day programs together with people who have intellectual disabilities. We are the first and only community of L’Arche in the province of New Brunswick.
We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.
Our mission is to…
- Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
- Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
- Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.