Aurora Newmarket
At the Canadian Federation of University Women, we are proud to have the following events available to our members as well as some open events.  
Upcoming Events for Canadian Federation of 
University Women Aurora Newmarket
L’Arche, a community with and for adults with developmental disability, began in Canada in 1969 on a large farm property on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. The second L’Arche community in the world (the first being founded by Jean Vanier in 1964 in the village of Trosly-Breuil, France), it came to be called “L’Arche Daybreak.” The mission of L’Arche is to help persons with a developmental disability flourish and develop their gifts through life in a supportive community built on relationships of mutuality. One of the gifts to flourish has been their creativity and artistic expression.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of L’Arche in Canada, Richmond Hill artist and L’Arche Board Member and friend, Jacquie Boughner, curated an online art show, which features one artist from each of the 31 L’Arche communities across Canada. The show can be viewed at:

The L’Arche Daybreak Craft Studio, which began 23 years ago, includes workshops focused on ceramics, candle-making and visual art (paper and card making and fine art.) Debbie Dew, herself an expert potter, with years of experience working with people, has coordinated the Daybreak Studio almost since its inception and is passionate about awakening and supporting the creativity and unique gifts of each artist. She will talk about what that process is like, together with one of the individuals who has inspired and surprised her.

Tuesday September 24, 2019
7:00 p.m. for 7:30 start

Speaker: Debbie Dew and Artists from L’Arche Daybreak

Celebrating 50 Years of L’Arche in Canada: Our Story through the Arts

Kim and Debbie Dew