• 70 Years Of Caring & Innovation

    For 70 years, the “Butters” name has pioneered social innovation and caring in social services and rehabilitation for people with intellectual disabilities and autism in Quebec. In 1946, before the government provided social services for people with disabilities, Mrs. Lily Butters founded a home for intellectually disabled children. Today, Mrs. Butters would be recognized as a social entrepreneur.

    70 Years Of Caring & Innovation
  • Project 2 – Camp Garagona – Construction of a new Arts Barn

    The ‘’From Caring to Curing” campaign is entering its 4th & final year. More than $3,000,000 has been raised for modernizing the facilities at Camp Garagona in Frelighsburg, and for supporting a research project for pre-school disabled children with emerging behavioral issues. We are still $300,000 shy of reaching our campaign goal.

    Project 2 – Camp Garagona – Construction of a new Arts Barn
  • The Caring To Curing Campaign

    The financial & social costs of severe behavioural problems

    A diagnosis of autism or intellectual disability with severe behavioural problems can be a sentence to isolation, loneliness, frustration and family dysfunction. These people are, by far, the most underserved, often misdiagnosed and mistreated. Even when correctly diagnosed, their needs are long-term and expensive to support and treat.

    The Caring To Curing Campaign
  • A Model For The Future

    The Butters Foundation has survived economic and social change to continue helping people with intellectual disabilities and their families to live fulfilling and happy lives. Our results are self-evident. Many disabled people are not just surviving; they are thriving- living in our communities and going to school with our kids.

    A Model For The Future