the son of former Governor General Georges Vanier and founder
of L’Arche, an international network of communities for
people with intellectual disabilities.
He established the first L’Arche community in 1964,
in Trosly, France with Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux.
Today over 103 communities exist in Europe, Asia,
Africa, South and North America. In 1998 Vanier delivered the CBC
Massey Lecture which was subsequently published in the
best seller, Becoming