Our Name

Just as an arc refers to part of a circumference of a Circle, we at Arc Children’s Centre are committed to forming a meaningful part of the Circle of Care for children in need.

The “R” in our name is also a tribute to a brave little boy, Raphael, who lost his fight with cancer. Before his passing, Raphael had shared that his hope was for children to have a safe, welcoming place to rest and spend the day. His selfless wish is what spurred the creation of Arc, so other children like Raphael will benefit.

Our Star

Like a star lights up the night sky, hope can illuminate even the weariest heart.  Arc aims to be a sanctuary where hope shines for the children and families in our care.

Our star icon consists of 5 arcs. Each arc represents one of our 5 core values:

  • Simplicity
  • Joy
  • Compassion
  • Support
  • Commitment

Click here to read more about our core values