About Jean Vanier

JEAN VANIER is a Canadian philosopher, humanitarian and founder of L'Arche, an international federation of group homes for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. In recognition of his contributions and care for the marginalised he has received numerous distinctions and awards including the Companion of The Order of Canada and the Legion of Honour France).Jean Vanier has written numerous books. Among many of his best known are perhaps Becoming Human and Community of Growth. ln his youth and during World War II he served as a naval officer with the Royal Navy and later with the Royal Canadian Navy.