L’Arche Antigonish is a community situated in the picturesque 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.


St. Francis Xavier University

Located in the eastern part of Nova Scotia, we are neighbours not only with the ocean but with St. Francis Xavier University, one the top undergraduate universities in Canada.


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.

Imagine the world differently!

Learn more about how you can volunteer with L’Arche Antigonish and be a part of changing the world, one heart at a time.