Centre intégré de Santé et de Services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest – (CISSSMO)

UPDATE: The impact of COVID-19 permitting, our public partner (CISSSMO) will commence the last phase of the organization of the health network that started with the reform of Dr. Barrette in 2014. This will entail the transfer of all remaining social services in the MRCs of Haute-Yamaska (Granby) and Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) to the region of Estrie (Sherbrooke). This will directly affect both the Butters Foundation and Butters Homes. The Homes will see all of its residences in these 2 MRCs transferred to Estrie, leading to the complication of dealing with 2 inconsistent administrative structures, and the Butters Foundation will be left supporting programs & projects in the 4 remaining MRCs in the western area of Montérégie. These important developments could force both organizations to revisit their mandates and areas of financial support with the public health & social service system.

 

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 formerly the Butters Centre) became an integral part of the new Centre intégré de sante et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-ouest (CISSSMO). This new establishment brings together a range of hospitals, CSSSs, long-term care centers, and rehab centers in the western part of the region. With an integrated budget and a new management team, CISSSMO is mandated to provide all health & social services in its territory and to provide rehab services to all areas of the region. It also finds itself with a total of 18 foundations that originally worked with one of its many corporate partners.

For the sake of our loyal donors, please rest assured that our mission, our mandates and our overarching concern for new best practices in the public system are all intact and not in any way in jeopardy. If anything, our public partner now has an expanded resource base that, over time, will open new vistas to improve service delivery to people with intellectual disability or autism and their families.

 

 

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