One of the main objectives of ASCA, from its origin through to today, is that parents are seen as partners in education, and vital to student success.
The 2024 conference event will mark ASCA’s 95th anniversary … celebrating “the home and school connection focused on the wellbeing of the child”.
ASCA celebrated its 90th year in 2019!
The ASCA Board of Directors is pleased to present this "Legacy" page with fun facts and historical information about the Association.
Sept 2, 1922 Meeting first held to discuss forming a Civic, Provincial, and possibly National Federation. Mrs. Alice M. Curtis was appointed Chairman, and there were reps from 10 Parent Teacher Associations.
Mar 31, 1929 Alberta Federation of Home and School Association is formed. First President- Rev. Dr. GW Kerby (Calgary).
Jan 31, 1931 First Alberta Constitution and Bylaws were adopted at Annual Meeting.
In the beginning, it was the mothers who organized themselves to support students. A meeting was held on Saturday, September 2, 1922 to discuss the possibility of forming a Provincial organization to promote the welfare of student in education. Mrs. Alice M. Curtis was the chairperson for this meeting.
ASCA was originally the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations and was officially organized on March 31, 1929.
One of the main objectives of ASCA, from its origin through to today, is that parents are seen as partners in education and they are vital to student success.
The first President of the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations was Reverend Dr. G.W. Kerby from Calgary. He also served as President of the National Federation of Home and School and Parent- Teacher Association.
A focus on children and advocating for student success from a parent perspective has long been part of the work of ASCA. For example, in 1947, the theme of the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations Annual General Meeting was The Children Must Be Canada’s First Concern.
In 1929 the organization was called the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations (AFHSA). In 1948 the organization’s name shifted to Alberta Home and School Councils’ Association (AHSCA), and was incorporated as a society. In 2014 the organization became the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA).