The CDC was first conceived in 1967 in response to the need for services to children, youth, adults with special needs and their families residing in the Central Interior of British Columbia.
Anne Martin served as the first Executive Director and Ann Callander as President. Monica Williams became the first physiotherapist. It was family physician, Dr. Carolyn McGhee, who first identified the need for these services. They began with three children with special needs. The society was formally incorporated in 1968 as the Cerebral Palsy Association of Prince George.
The Society’s first facility was set up in a portable classroom building, loaned by School District #57, located at the corner of Winnipeg Street and Ninth Avenue. Initial funding was $11,000 from the B.C. Cerebral Palsy Association.