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...]

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...]

Project 1 – Camp Garagona

Respite for families of disabled people With severe behavioural problems Objective: $2,750,000 More respite builds stronger families. Parents facing the daily challenge of raising and caring for disabled or autistic children with severe behavioural problems need regular respite. They also need a place where their troubled child can be safe, have … [Read more...]

Project 2 – Camp Garagona (2)

The original 2nd project of the campaign has been jettisoned for a 2nd construction project on the Garagona campsite in Frelighsburg. This is referred to as the Activity Complex. It is a series of proposed facilities adjacent to the new Pavilion to be highlighted by an Arts facility next to a water spray fun area and a renovated swimming … [Read more...]

Project 3 – Research Project To Cure Autism

Early intervention For pre-school autistic children With severe behavioural problems OBJECTIVE: $250,000 The impact of having an autistic child is catastrophic on the financial and emotional well being of the family. Debts mount up. Siblings are often neglected and feel rejected. Parents find marriage daunting and sometimes give up. … [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...]