• Join us weekly at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays for our Dayspring worship services. Every third Friday between September to May, doors open at 6:30 for an Open House and presentation by members of L'Arche Daybreak.

    Dayspring Services
  • John Smeltzer died peacefully on March 25, 2017 at the Newmarket Health Centre surrounded by friends. John lived a full and rich life and played a key role in the founding of L'Arche in Canada. Read his moving eulogy here.

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  • Meet Julia Collins, one of the longest-serving volunteers at the Daybreak. Our community life remains vibrant because of our faithful volunteers and donors. Thank you to each of you who make a difference.

    Highlighting our Volunteers
  • Making known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships. Learn more about our community where people with and without disabilities share life together.

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  • Assistants who live and work at L'Arche Daybreak, come from around the world, and around the corner. Volunteers come from all walks of life. We are interested in getting to know you!

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  • Inspiring individual stories of the members of our community – both assistants and members with disabilities. Read blog posts of our community life.

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L'Arche Daybreak welcomes men and women with intellectual disabilities and the assistants who live, work, and learn with them.