Who We Are

We are Everyday People

We are made up of low-income community members based in Durham Region in support of local and area neighbourhoods throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  We are dedicated to anti-poverty research and development, charitable at its core, to build stronger and self-sufficient communities.  

The Butterfly Initiative

Like butterflies, we have the capacity for beauty and transformation, and though we have stumbled into poverty, our vulnerability shines a light on prejudice, strengthening our resolve to inspire social change. 

- Fellow Butterfly

Founders

JP

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A social-environmental disruptor, maker, and activist, and a passionate & determined Idealist

Erica

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A vibrant personality and wit for

recreation & leisure, and a makers spirit wrapped in a pragmatic core

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This could be YOU.

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