House Leader at L’Arche Daybreak: Job Posting

Come Join Us!

Posted: Monday October 27, 2014 This leadership role, in conjunction with the Homes Coordinator, facilitates, coordinates, and participates in caring for the members of the home and works in association with the designated house team. This role is foremost a calling involving overlapping and diverse relationships within our community. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Community and team building skills comprehensive … [Read more...]

Bullying Awareness Week: Messages from Jean Vanier

Greg, Eilee, Jean and Damien, 2013

Many schools across Canada give particular attention to problems of bullying during the month of November. Jean Vanier has important insights on this matter. In 2013, L'Arche Canada recorded this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YPLrbQZkDg Audio Clips Recorded for Awareness Week In 2012, Jean Vanier also recorded a series of podcasts that schools could play over the PA system each day during Bullying Awareness Week. Day 1: … [Read more...]

Silver Anniversary Tea grows by 4!

Kathy, Heather, Eileen and Sue

This year we welcomed four new members to the Silver Anniversary Club at L'Arche Daybreak. 25 years ago, during the summer of 1988, as the Jann Lynn Nursing Home in Keswick was preparing to close, Hsi Fu, Heather, Michael, and Tracy moved to Daybreak and started an exciting chapter in our graced history. Hsi Fu, Heather and Tracy helped found the Corner House - a home specially designed and in cooperation with the Ministry of Community … [Read more...]

John DeLazzari Danced with Compassion

John and Michael Dancing

Two weeks ago the community celebrated and grieved the life and death of John DeLazzari, a beloved former assistant. In many stories and memories we told how he was valued, precious and loved by his friends. We heard that he was a mentor who with consistency and compassion modelled the ideal of a L’Arche relationship of mutuality. Patrick Brisbois said John “knew how to be a friend and always thought of the other person”. Kathy Kelly recalled … [Read more...]