Family Dynamics (formerly known as The Family Centre of Winnipeg) was established in 1936 in response to a study of Winnipeg’s social service needs initiated by Junior League and carried out by Canadian Council on Child and Family.
Our first office was housed within Community Chest (now the United Way) with funding provided by Junior League, Winnipeg Foundation and Community Chest.
Since our inception, our focus has been on the needs of families. Programs have evolved and adapted in response to emerging issues (such as wartime in the 40’s; polio in the 50’s; family child care pilots in the 60’s; separation/divorce in the 70’s; incest/sexual assault/domestic abuse in the 80’s; family and community capacity building pilot programs in schools in the 90’s; flood of the century in 1997). Our latest program additions are targeted to families, children and youth living in subsidized housing communities and high needs refugee families.
The agency was accredited for the first time by the Council for Accreditation of Services for Families and Children Inc. in 1968. We switched to the Canadian Family Services Accreditation Program in 2002. Family Dynamics has met or exceeded accreditation standards since 1968.
Today, Family Dynamics assists over 6,000 families annually.