Bringing people and resources together for 45 years.
The History of Flamborough Connects
In 1975 several residents from the Town of Waterdown approached the Community Services branch of the Greater Hamilton YMCA. Together the group undertook a study to get a clear understanding of the area’s changing needs.
A primary issue was increasing urbanization and a lack of communication between service providers.
The group invited Dundas Information Services to help formulate a plan to implement a service in Waterdown. Further plans developed with the assistance of Central Information Services in Hamilton and Ancaster Information Services.
Invitations were sent to members of the community including media, service clubs, high schools, churches, and businesses to serve as volunteer board members and oversee operations. Information Flamborough was born. Space was donated by the Lions Club and operations began in November 1977 at Memorial Hall.
In 2017 Flamborough Information & Community Services celebrated 40 years of serving the needs of this community and in early 2018 we became Flamborough Connects.
Rebranded – Flamborough Connects
40 Years of Community Connection
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Pilot Project – Flamborough Senior Transportation
Flamborough Information and Community Services moves into new Waterdown Public Library
Weekly Turkstra BBQ raises $2,400 for FICS programs
Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund boosts seniors fitness programs
Waterdown Library construction begins
Senior Social Club boosts United Way
Celebrating 30 years of Flamborough Information and Community Services
Flamborough Youth Centre in Partnership with the YMCA and Rotary Club of Waterdown
YES program celebrates 30 years and Waterdown Rotary support
Computer lessons for seniors
FICS website www.infoflam.on.ca
Services for Victims of Domestic Violence in Flamborough
Flamborough Community Guide in partnership with The Flamborough Review
55 Alive Senior’s Driver Education
Moved to Flamborough Municipal Services Centre
Volunteer Flamborough; DARTS tickets made available at FICS
Information Database changed to Internet based Inform New Hamilton
Youth Dating Violence Prevention Project with Martha House and Waterdown High School
Alternative for Youth – Addiction Counselling
Sexual Health Clinic
MS Support Group
CNIB Support Group
Partnership with the Flamborough Food Bank established
Senior’s Shopping Bus
1-800 Telephone Service
Individual and Family Counselling
Income Tax Clinics began; Current Logo designed and adopted Debt Credit Counselling
New services of VON Foot Care and SOS, Seniors Services, first Computer
Moved into Chestnut Grove
Legal Aid Service; Computerized Database for Community Information “Edibase”
YES (Youth Employment Program)
Flamborough Information opens
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