Day Program

We embrace the unique gifts of all our members and provide a supportive and challenging environment for personal growth. Our ratio is one Assistant to 3.5 Core Members.

Life skills

We teach practical skills for daily living, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation. We encourage and support our participants to volunteer.

Healthy choices

We encourage exercise to ensure everyone has an active day, such as aqua-fit, drum circle and a multi-sensory room called Snoezelen. We go on outings to shows and on walks.

Creative Hands Art Studio

All participants have the opportunity to learn skills in a fun and nurturing environment, including candle-making, painting, pottery, bead-work and card-making. Some of our artists have had their work hanging in galleries around the city and at Queens Park in Toronto.

Buy our art as gifts for Christmas, weddings, or birthdays.

Come in to meet our artists and tour the studio. We are open to the public every Friday 10:30–2:30pm at 664 Main Street East. Call 905‒312‒1062 ext. 225 or email

Looking for a present for a loved one? Check out our catalogue. See below:

L’Arche Hamilton
664 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1K2

tel: 905‒312‒0162
fax: 905‒312‒0165

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