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Emmaus Centre


The Emmaus Centre is a multi-activity based day program operated by L'Arche Greater Vancouver for adults with developmental disabilities. The program provides stimulating activities delivered in a manner that respects the abilities and autonomy of each individual.

Emmaus is a place of welcome and belonging. Relationships are built through meaningful, recreational, artistic and social activities. A nourishing atmosphere is provided where everyone feels valued. While activities are often conducted in small group settings, the program is geared as much as possible to each person's particular situation. True to the vision of L'Arche, each person is seen as unique and has gifts to offer. These gifts are discovered, gently brought forth and celebrated.

Other important aspects of the program are services offered to the L'Arche community as well as outreach activities in the wider community. Preparing weekly Friday lunches where guests are invited, card/banner making as well as baking cakes for individual or community celebrations, and connecting with others in the larger community through volunteer activities are some examples of long standing traditions within the program.

The Emmaus Centre is located in the main building on 7401 Sussex Ave. in Burnaby, B.C.

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