The Tree of Life Centre for Creativity, founded by Caroline Butson in 2006 was born out of Caroline’s dreams and those of her circle of family, friends, students and supporters. We all shared a common dream of creating a living learning centre that would be a wellspring of inspiration, creativity, learning and healing. It has been a place of peace where people of all backgrounds, cultures, spiritual paths, and ages come together and grow. The Centre was built around Caroline’s journey to wellness and her vision to build a learning centre for children within the autism spectrum.
The Tree of Life Centre for Creativity has thrived and is now ready to expand! This new growth will reflect the collective thought of those involved in this project. To breathe life into this vision will take the efforts and contributions of a collection of individuals and organizations as well as the children and families who have been participating over the past few years. The proposal lays out four clear and specific pathways by which the community can contribute in a meaningful way: the pathway to the land, the pathway to the infrastructure, the pathway to the structures of the new Tree of Life Centre for Creativity and the artist’s residence and the pathway to the people. In order to hold our program in a fun, safe, inspirational environment, we want to build a simple, sustainable, comfortable year round Centre in 2014.
Please visit http://www.tlc4.ca to read further on the Centre’s Mission and Caroline’s background.