In L'Arche, people who have intellectual disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in familylike settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods.
L'Arche in Canada has nearly 200 homes and workshops or day programs. These are grouped into what L'Arche calls "communities". There are 29 communities of L'Arche located across Canada from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island. L'Arche communities are open and welcoming of neighbours and friends and often engage in various collaborations at the local level.