Jean Vanier Speaks of Peace

Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche shares his message of hope and faith in the face of recent tragedies in Europe and the Middle East. Like everyone else, I am obviously very shocked by the terrible events in Paris on the evening of November 13. We know that we are going through an extremely complex situation where anything can happen. We used to live mostly in a state of euphoria, as if all was well. But all is not well. Evil, … [Read more...]

Ellen, Anne-Marie, and Terry Fox


The Town of Richmond Hill honoured Terry Fox and the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope with the unveiling of the Terry Fox Tribute on September 12, 2015. Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope started on April 12, 1980 in St John's, Newfoundland and ended just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 1, 1980. He ran 5,373 kilometres in 143 days, and in July he ran past the Daybreak community where everyone lined Yonge street with their signs … [Read more...]

L’Arche in Ontario – A Gathering in Toronto, June 16-18 2015

The Spirit Movers danced and led the finale.

Over 250 people gathered on the Toronto campus of Seneca College from June 16-18 for the Ontario Regional Gathering of L'Arche communities. Every delegate participated in small workshops as well as the affirmation of a new four-year Ontario Mandate, new Regional Leaders, and thanking John Guido for his past 12 years of leadership. John Guido was celebrated as he completed 12 years as the L’Arche Ontario Leader. Daybreak was John’s first … [Read more...]

Angela Radiates Joy!

Angela Palazzo holds her membership certificate and rose.

Our community continues to grow! Angela Palazzo is one of 11 new people at L’Arche Daybreak who were welcomed as Orientation Members to L'Arche. She participates in the Craft Studio and the Day Program and lives with her family in Richmond Hill. Angela, with her beautiful smile and positive outlook, faces challenges with determination and incredible inner strength. She is delighted to have found a place of belonging at L'Arche Daybreak and … [Read more...]

15th Annual Brothers of the Blade Picnic

Betty enjoying a ride!

The Brothers of the Blade hosted our community for the 15th year in a row! The connection started when Arliss Arrowsmith, a person with an intellectual disability, moved to L'Arche Daybreak. Her brother Bruce is a member of the Brothers of the Blade motorcycle group. The BoTB has rolled out the welcome carpet every year at the annual "Daybreak Picnic". Many people new to L'Arche came out to have fun and enjoyed their first ride on a Harley! … [Read more...]