Activity Report 2015

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2016 Doris Mildred Parsons Bursary Winner- Champlain Reg. College

  Due to a bequest from the Estate of Doris Mildred Parsons in 2004, the Butters Foundation has been presenting successful students in the 2nd year of the Special Care Counselling program of Champlain Regional College-Lennoxville Campus with bursaries for each of the last 10 years. Ms. Parsons was born and raised in Moe’s River and … [Read more...]

Research on Evaluation & Intervention of Behavioral Issues w/ Pre-School age Children with an Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder

In 2013, the UQAM Research Group launched a research and development project with the public rehab network targeting children aged 2 to 7 with behavioral issues. The Butters Foundation as well as the Ministry of Health of Quebec provided $650,000 for the implementation of this important project. The objective was to determine, over a certain number … [Read more...]

Maison Lily Butters: A Therapeutic Clinic for Clients w/ Severe Behavioral issues

In 2008, Butters Homes, our sister organization, constructed a state-of-the-art therapeutic facility for intellectually disabled or autistic adolescents & young adults, with severe behavioral problems, in St-Hyacinthe, (see above). This $2 million dollar facility, operated by the foundation’s public rehab partner in Eastern Montérégie, opened … [Read more...]

Campaign Update

The ‘’From Caring to Curing” campaign is entering its 4th & final year. Very close to $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. This … [Read more...]

2015 Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Awards

  This year's bursary winners were Miss Allison Lalla, winner of the Lily Butters Scholarship Bursary, (see above), and Mr. Owen Teolis, winner of the Butters Foundation Scholarship Bursary, (see below). The Treasurer of the Foundation, Mr. Bill G. Duke, was on hand to present the awards to the worthy winners. These bursaries target … [Read more...]

Helping Parents Project

Parents need the tools to raise their intellectually disabled child. Due to the special needs of their disabled child, child rearing becomes a more formidable and difficult process. In addition, the reality of the modern family has changed drastically over the years. Thirty years ago, the typical family had a father at work, a mother at home … [Read more...]

The 2015 Doris Mildred Parsons Bursary Winner at the CEGEP de Granby

  The contest was exceptionally difficult this past year with 4 excellent candidates selected in the preliminary round by their peers. The final selection committee, composed of three members of the Butters Foundation and 2 professors from the department, interviewed each candidate and then rendered the difficult decision. The winner, Mme … [Read more...]

Our Public Partner has been Integrated into a new Regional Establishment

In 2014, the tabling of Bill 10 by the Minister of Health & Social Services, Dr. Gaetan Barrette, signalled a vast reorganization of the public health & social service system in order to save money and streamline local decision-making. On April 1st, 2015, our traditional partner, the CRDITED de la Montérégie-Est, (a part of which was … [Read more...]

Parent Projects

This project is a regional initiative to support the siblings of disabled children living at home. A regional parent association, based in Longueuil, is operating the project through a $70,000 + donation from the foundation over 3 years. Sibling project - a summary (document in French)     … [Read more...]