In 1996, during the government’s redesign of social services, FCSS was returned to (then) Alberta Family and Social Services. However, the FCSSAA lost its provincial grant and its office space in the Ministry, and the Executive Director had to be let go.
At the 1996 AGM, a motion was made to dissolve the FCSSAA. Fortunately, the motion was defeated and the FCSSAA has grown tremendously since then. It has become a strong voice on behalf of FCSS Programs and has built a solid relationship with government, through the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and other government and non-government agencies and organizations.