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Alberta Council on Child and Family Welfare fonds
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56 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs
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The Alberta Council on Child and Family Welfare was organized in Calgary in 1918 by Maude Riley. Originally called the Calgary Child Welfare Association, it was composed of members representing affiliated groups sharing a common concern for the health and well-being of mothers and children. Original affiliates included the Local Council of Women, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), Mount Royal Mother's Club, Sunalta Mother's Club, American Woman's Club and Canadian Women's Press Club. Later affiliates included Home and School Associations, Baptist Women of Alberta, Farm Women's Union of Alberta (FWUA), Canadian Girls In Training (CGIT), Elizabeth Fry Society, Indian Association of Alberta, University Women's Clubs, Ladies Orange Benevolent Association, Women of Unifarm, and Calgary Business and Professional Women's Club. Issues of concern to the ACCFW included pasteurized milk, supervised playgrounds, Well Baby Clinics, prenatal classes, immunization, mother's and children's allowances, pornography, child labour laws and practices, mental health, children's shelters, juvenile offenders and family courts. Over the years, many aspects of the Council's role as an advocate for women and children were assumed by other social service agencies, and in 1982 the Council disbanded.
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The fonds consists of constitutions, minutes, correspondence, financial statements, reports, pamphlets, and newsclippings. RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Association of Children with Learning Disabilites, Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded, Alberta Status of Women Action Committee, Calgary Association for the Mentally Retarded, Calgary Indian Friendship Centre, Citizen Advocacy Society of Calgary, and Riverside Villa.
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Gift of Myra Harshman, 1982.
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- The material is in English.
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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
Correspondence and programs of the Council (1921-1962), are in the Maude and Harold Riley fonds at Glenbow.
Record No. M 6466;M 6672;M 7048;PA 2454<br><br>