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. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Government Funding And Support

Camp Garagona and Maison Lily Butters II real estate will be owned by Butters Homes Inc. The building maintenance and operating costs for Maison Lily Butters II will be absorbed by the CRDITED de la Montérégie-Est. Camp Garagona’s maintenance and operating costs will continue to be covered by the Association Garagona, which runs the Camp, … [Read more...]