Jubilee House is a small household in Courtenay where people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities together in a family-like setting.
Each person contributes to the house life as they are able. Home life is the cornerstone of L’Arche. Evening meals, birthdays and times of prayer are small but cherished celebrations that strengthen the bond between the six to eight people sharing the home.
In L’Arche Comox Valley, we perpetuate the tradition of the “passing of the candle”. During birthdays or anniversaries, friends and household members sit in a large circle; a candle goes around and everyone has a chance to hold the candle and share a memory ot the person we are celebrating.
More than just inclusion, our philosophy is about making the most of life! Living with others emphasizes what a person can accomplish, give and learn. Just as in a family, all members of the community are responsible for the group’s well-being. See the information under ‘Getting Involved’ to learn more about becoming a L’Arche Assistant.