This theologian and philosopher has chosen to devote his life to promoting the well-being, development and social integration of physically and mentally disabled adults by founding the Fédération internationale de l'Arche which encompasses a large number of homes and workshops throughout the world. (This is a promotion within the Order)
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on: December 17, 1971
Invested on: October 5, 1972
Philosopher. Founder of L'Arche and other community centres for mentally handicapped adults. For his devotion to these unfortunate persons.