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.
The Gala event at the Regional Gathering took place in the theatre of the stunning new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Karima Panjwani, a Stephenson House assistant who had forged the connection with the Museum, gave a beautiful opening prayer of welcome. The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, brought greetings and congratulations from the government. The L’Arche Daybreak community brought so much to the gathering – from music to dancing to leading workshops!