The Université de Montréal has prepared a report for the Véro & Louis Foundation to inform and fuel the design of a first home, theflagship home, whose model must be reproducible across Quebec. To this end, a study was conducted of existing specialized housing – at the regional and international levels – to establish a knowledge base on current best practices. The Faculty of Planning’s research team has also established guiding principles that promote an innovative design for the flagship home, particularly in connection with a sustainable approach to the built environment.
A home for life
Implication of véro & louis
The Véro & Louis Foundation builds homes that can accommodate adults with autism
aged 21 and over who need daily support. The first home is expected to open at
the end of 2019. This page features every important milestone that marks the journey in
building the first Véro & Louis Foundation home.
Objective : $16 900 000
Let’s innovate together. Let’s develop a new living concept and 5 homes across Quebec.
$6,082,500 raised so far. Thank you!
The chronology of the project
A boost from La Capitale
On May 28, 2018, La Capitale Financial Group Foundation announced a $500,000 donation to the Véro & Louis Foundation. La Capitale Foundation, like the Véro & Louis Foundation, supports persons with autism spectrum disorder. La Capitale’s involvement helps make a real difference, both through its financial contribution for the creation of these facilities and as an impetus for other partnerships. La Capitale Foundation is proud to enter into a 5-year partnership with the Véro & Louis Foundation.
Announcement of first major corporate donation from Lowe’s Canada
On April 24, 2018, Lowe’s Canada announced a partnership with the Véro & Louis Foundation where Lowe’s Canada pledged to support the Véro & Louis Foundation with $1.5 million dollars thus contributing to the housing cause for adults with ASD. In addition to this substantial financial donation, Lowe’s Canada will support the Foundation for the purchase of materials for the construction of the first three homes, while continuing to support the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Artists’ Garage Sale.
The first home will be in Varennes
On November 21, 2017, it was announced that the first Véro & Louis home would be in Varennes, on Montreal’s South Shore. The project drew genuine enthusiasm from Varennes’ mayor, Martin Damphousse, and he gave us a parcel of land of more than 80,000 sq. ft bordering Saint-Charles River, free of charge. The first home will accommodate between 16 and 20 residents.
Creation of the Foundation
On April 5, 2016, Véronique Cloutier and Louis Morissette announced the creation of their Foundation to provide a home environment well suited to the needs of adults with ASD aged 21 and over. They learned about the cause while reading the bookDeux garçons à la mère, by Guylaine Guay.