The History of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society began as a childcare centre in March 1973 with an initial grant of $12,000.00 from the Province of British Columbia. In the fall of 1975, the childcare centre was extended to include other services. On January 8, 1976, the Agassiz Social Services Society was incorporated. In January 1978, the name was changed to Agassiz Community Services Society. In May 1979, the agency wanted to include the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the name was changed to Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society (AHCSS).

Today, Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society is a multi-service agency with a professional staff of 20 individuals and approximately 90 dedicated volunteers who together provide more than 20 supportive programs to residents living in the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs. AHCS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representing a cross-section of community values and interests.