1963 – A Citizen Committee was formed and a need was identified for a public service in Red Deer
1964 – After two years of study and about five months of intensive preparations, Red Deer Family Service Bureau opened its’ doors with one counselor from Calgary who worked one a week in Red Deer.
1967 – New legislation resulted in a firm financial base for the Bureau. Its’ budget of approximately $4,300 for 1966 was increased to more than $16,000 in 1967.
1971 – On June 29th, 1971, Red Deer Family Service Bureau was incorporated.
1975 – Homemaking Services and “Beginnings”, the marriage preparation course started being offered.
1982 – A counseling wait list of 20 families resulted in the hiring of two psychologists to bring the total counseling staff to four.
1984 – Rapidly growing, there were 30 part-time employees, 18 volunteers and a 16 member Board of Directors. Programs included Counseling, Homemaking
Services, Family Life Education and a Group Foster home.
1995 – The Infant Pre-School Wellness program joined the Agency.
1996 – The Adult Day Program pilot project was first offered.
1999 – Red Deer Family Services took on a new name and logo in 1999, and the Agency joined all of the programs under one roof.
2001 – We celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2001.
2002 – Healthy Families came under the umbrella of Red Deer Family Services in June of 2002.
2004 – FSCA became a designated Parent Link Centre.
2006 – Purchased and renovated a new downtown building at 5409 – 50th Avenue.
2007 – A national initiative funded by HRSDC, Understanding the Early Years was launched.
2007 – In May, the first annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival was successfully coordinated by FSCA.
2007 – FSCA became the recipients of the proceeds of Rotary Sunrise ‘An Evening in Monte Carlo’ fundraiser.
2008 – Kids Matter, a program for children ages 6 – 11 years, began.
2009 – A 120 foot long mural is completed on the wall of our downtown location.
2009 – The Road Home begins to help families struggling with homelessness.
2010 – New FSCA-Village Gate Parent Link branch opened in the Parkland Mall.
2010 – Building Basics for Babies fundraiser is held.
2010 – Families and Schools Together (FAST) is launched.
2010 – Parkland Mall location renamed The Kinsmen Family Place.
2011 – Juke Box Mania – an annual fundraiser for the organization is held.
2011 – Father Involvement Program (FIP) is launched.
2011 – In partnership with ZED 99 and KG Country 95.5 Food for Families begins.
2011 – 40th Anniversary of Family Services of Central Alberta is celebrated.
2012 – Generations – An Intergenerational project to help reduce elder abuse is launched.