Our History

Bringing people and resources together for over 40 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.

2018

Rebranded – Flamborough Connects

2018

2017

Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs – Flamborough Senior Volunteer Project

40 Years of Community Connection

2017

2016

New Executive Director

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Pilot Project – Flamborough Senior Transportation

2016

2015

Flamborough Information and Community Services moves into new Waterdown Public Library

2015

2014

Weekly Turkstra BBQ raises $2,400 for FICS programs

2014

2013

Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund boosts seniors fitness programs

2013

2012

Waterdown Library construction begins

2012

2010

Senior Social Club boosts United Way

2010

2007

Celebrating 30 years of Flamborough Information and Community Services

2007

2006

Flamborough Youth Centre in Partnership with the YMCA and Rotary Club of Waterdown

YES program celebrates 30 years and Waterdown Rotary support

2006

2005

CAP – Crime Activity Prevention program for Flamborough

Computer lessons for seniors

2005

2003

Inform Hamilton On-line Database available to public

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

2003

2002

Moved to Flamborough Municipal Services Centre

2002

2001

Volunteer Flamborough; DARTS tickets made available at FICS

2001

2000

Information Database changed to Internet based Inform New Hamilton

2000

1999

Youth Dating Violence Prevention Project with Martha House and Waterdown High School

1999

1998

Community Initiatives Program brought many new services

Alternative for Youth – Addiction Counselling
Sexual Health Clinic
MS Support Group
Caregiver Connection
CNIB Support Group
Partnership with the Flamborough Food Bank established

1998

1997

Senior’s Shopping Bus

1997

1994

New name of Flamborough Information and Community Services (FICS) and Mission

1-800 Telephone Service

1994

1993

Individual and Family Counselling

1993

1992

Income Tax Clinics began; Current Logo designed and adopted Debt Credit Counselling

1992

1991

New services of VON Foot Care and SOS, Seniors Services, first Computer

1991

1990

Moved into Chestnut Grove

1990

1987

Legal Aid Service; Computerized Database for Community Information “Edibase”

1987

1978

YES (Youth Employment Program)

1978

1977

Flamborough Information opens

1977
Contact Us!

163 Dundas Street East Waterdown, Ontario Mailing address: P.O. Box 240, L0R 2H0 admin@flamboroughconnects.ca 905.689.7880 1.800.297.3427

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