Fonds paa-6404 - Alberta Women's Bureau sous-fonds

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Alberta Women's Bureau sous-fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Alberta Statutes

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  • 1928-1938 (Creation)
    Alberta. Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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0.10 m of textual records

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Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:;The Alberta Women's Bureau was established in 1928. In 1935 the Aberhart government cancelled the positions of Director and District worker. The organization had limited activities until its cancellation in 1938. Functional Responsibility:;The Alberta Women's Bureau's main function was to co-ordinate the activities of women and women's organizations to improve social and educational conditions in communities throughout the province. The Bureau researched and maintained statistics concerning "women's work". The duties of the Bureau are set out in the enabling legislation, The Alberta Women's Bureau Act, (S.A. Chapter 13, 1928). Predecessor and Successor Bodies:;The Alberta Women's Institute Branch was a predecessor to the Alberta Women's Bureau. When the Women's Institute became independent this organization took over the function of co-ordinating activities for all women's groups. The Alberta Women's Bureau did not continue to administer The Women's Institute Act, 1929, (S.A. Chapter 6, 1929). After the Women's Bureau was cancelled, the function of extension education, which included lecture demonstrations and correspondence course, were transferred to the Extension Services within the Department of Agriculture. Women's Extension Work became a section within the Extension Branch in 1939. This section reflected some of the functions of the Alberta Women's Bureau although it had no direct functional responsibility. The Women's Extension Work section had numerous name changes over the years but many of the original functions continued. In 1973 4-H was transferred back from Department of Recreation, Parks and Wildlife. 4-H was combined with Home Economics to form the Home Economics and 4-H Division. This Division held a Home Economics Branch. In 1985 Home Economic became part of Rural Services Division. Home Economics was discontinued in 1996 along with the position of the Branch Home Economist. There was a resurrection of the Alberta Women's Bureau in 1966, but in name only. This organization did not reflect the previous Women's Bureau in functionality, administration and mandate. The Honourable Ethel Wilson put forth this legislation of the 50th anniversary of the Women's Institutes. For the first two years the organization reported to Honourable E. Wilson, a Minister without a portfolio, then to the Minister of Social Services and Community Health. Administrative Relationship:;In 1928 the Alberta Women's Bureau reported to the Deputy Minister who presented the report to the Minister of Agriculture. At this time the Bureau was considered to be a branch of the department. Administrative Structure:;The administration structure of the branch at its inception consisted of a Superintendent who oversaw three "Rural Women Homemakers". These homemakers carried out the function of the branch throughout the province.

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Consists of one series, Annual Reports from 1928 to 1938.

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