Our History

1976 Establishment of Camp Emergo, the first summer camp for autistic people in Québec, by parents of the Association des enfants autistiques du Québec (today, the Fédération québécoise de l’autisme)
1991 Start of school respites
1994 Recognition from Health and Welfare Canada within the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
1997 Registration as an independent, non-profit organization
2001 Adoption of our name: Emergo Respite Services –Autism and Other Pervasive Development Disorders
2002 Launch of the Émergence (socialization) and Adaptatou (integration) programs in partnership with Camp Mariste, and Un rêve à réaliser (autonomy)
2005 Addition of a 5th summer respite
2006 Launch of the iDÉFIx program (close supervision)
2008 The first Emergo Respite Services’ golf tournament.
2011 Creation of the Emergo Foundation
2016 40th Anniversary