Imagine the World Differently

L’Arche Antigonish is a community situated in the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together.

As an interfaith, ecumenical community, we welcome people of all religious backgrounds and those with no religious traditions. Our focus is centered on the gifts and needs of women and men who live with an intellectual disability. Our community of L’Arche invites each of us through daily living and relationships, to grow in a greater appreciation of ourselves and one another.

Located in the picturesque town of Antigonish, located in the eastern part of Nova Scotia, we are neighbours not only with the ocean but with St. Francis Xavier University. This well-known school offers an excellent academic environment for learners and its founding roots and values are based in social service and outreach to the local citizenry.

Student volunteers are a unique and integral aspect of L’Arche Antigonish. Their friendship with L’Arche has allowed us to experience a greater sense of belonging through participation in the various cultural and recreational activities in the area. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our office.

As a non-profit organization, L’Arche Antigonish is managed by a local Board of Directors and works collaboratively with the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services in developing programs for persons with intellectual disabilities.

 The L’Arche Antigonish Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit society to respond to the funding needs not covered by the Department of Community Services.  These “Friends of L’Arche” help the local L’Arche community participate in the regional, National and federation activities of L’Arche and to share the story and mission through various fundraising initiatives