ORCThe I Belong Centre is a place of welcome where we demonstrate that we all have different gifts to share. It’s a place where people have the opportunity to discover their individual and often hidden talents through creative and social activities. Each of us is unique and we all have significant contributions to make to society regardless of our challenges. By working together in creating beautiful art work, some of these gifts are revealed.

At the I Belong Centre, artwork is created and sold to help support the development of L’Arche Comox Valley. Our goal is to become financially self-sufficient.

General information

  • people with all levels of ability over the age of 19 are welcome. Your caregiver may be required to stay.
  • activities last for 1 to 1.5 hours
  • activity programs vary in cost — please refer to the Activity Guide (see below) or call the IBC for more information
  • the L’ArcheWorx Collective offers participants in specially-designated programs an opportunity to earn money from the sale of their work
  • to participate in most activities, you need to fill out an activity registration form, downloadable here: IBC Registration Form

Current activities

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Winter 2018 Activities!

The IBC is offering a wide range of activities — some new, others back by popular demand. There’s something for everyone here, whether you enjoy crafts, music, gardening, yoga, or just drinking coffee with friendly, like-minded people. After a successful launch this fall, the Peas & Potatoes Cafe will be back too. We hope that you’ll come in out of the cold and join us at the I Belong Centre. Please share this info with your family and friends!

Our Winter 2018 Activity Guide can be viewed at this link: IBC Activity Guide Winter 2018  For the Registration Form, click here: IBC Registration Form . You can also pick up a copy of the Guide at the I Belong Centre, 1465 Grieve Avenue, Courtenay BC. For more information on participating in activities, or to volunteer, please call (250) 871-6288 or email orc@larchecomoxvalley.org



Here’s a small sampling of the exciting programs ready to welcome you:


Seniors’ Circle: Monday 11:00 am – 1.30 pm. Come and enjoy the company of friendly people — and some good food!


Creative Candle making: Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Learn the process of making candles, from mold preparation, choosing color chips, and finally labeling the finished product.

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Exploring Art Together (EAT): Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Join Carolyn and Debby to create your own original works using paint and mixed media. Sometimes we have themes, sometimes we don’t… but we always have great conversation.



Friday morning drop in coffee: All Fridays, 10:00 -11.30 am. All are welcome. Coffee and tea provided.


To participate in I Belong Centre programs, or to become a volunteer, please contact us at:

Phone: 250-871-6288

E-mail: orc@larchecomoxvalley.org

100-1465 Grieve Avenue, Courtenay V9N 2W1


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