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19 records – page 1 of 1.
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1943
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1941 the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, the Jewish Child Welfare Association and the Young Men's Hebrew Association initiated an experimental program known as the Liaison Project to help children adjust to normal social situations through guided group activities. A liaison worker was hired as a staff member of all three agencies and was responsible for assisting the YMHA with programming and the referral of children in need of case work service; placing referrals from the case work agencies into appropriate YMHA groups; following the progress of each child placed into YMHA groups; and, conferencing with case workers. A Liaison Committee provided direction for the project, managed its publicity and looked after its budget. Through the program two new groups were created at the YMHA: the “Protected Group” for 9 year old boys who displayed aggressive behaviour at the YMHA, but were not suitable for case work; and, the “Special Group” for working female clients of the JFWB and the Jewish Big Sisters Committee between the ages of 18 and 21 with below average intelligence. The Liaison Project continued to operate just after the formation of the Jewish Family and Child Services in 1943; however, it likely petered out soon afterwards.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in the Liaison Project. Included are meeting minutes, financial statements, correspondence, and staff memos.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Operational statistics series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Operational statistics series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928-1942
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the operational statistics of the JFWB. Included are monthly, annual and semi-annual case load and activity statistics. Also included are comparative statistics of case loads and relief expenses, statistics on cases handled through correspondence with other organizations, and monthly statistics of staff activities.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's finances. Included are annual budgets, reports, and correspondence regarding the JFWB's budget, donations and other financial matters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Human resources series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Human resources series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
7 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the Human Resources functions of the JFWB. Included are meeting minutes, notices and agendas, correspondence, reports, and staff memos and bulletins.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1943
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
series consists of textual records documenting special projects and studies of the JFWB. Included is correspondence, memos, reports, statistics, case summaries, newsletters, meeting notices and minutes, newsclippings, legislation, and a questionnaire. Topics of the projects and studies include: birth control, housing conditions, nutrition clinics, family budgets and food relief costs, vocational guidance and juvenile delinquency. Many of the projects and studies were conducted in partnership with other agencies.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1943
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's publicity campaigns. Included are articles written by staff members, news clippings, theatrical scripts, and correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1943
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's relationship with other social welfare organizations. Included is correspondence, programmes, meeting notices and minutes, reports, statistics, bulletins, newspaper clippings, memos, surveys, questionnaires, case summaries, and membership and client lists.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1942
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Welfare Council of Toronto and District was Toronto's first community-wide social planning body. It was involved with other community, religious and labour groups in advocating for unemployment insurance, affordable housing, health insurance, public pensions, minimum wage levels, family support services and other social programs. Prior to its creation, multiple social welfare councils existed in Toronto under the Federation for Community Service; including the Child Welfare Council of Toronto. In 1925 the Family Welfare Association of America conducted an audit of the welfare agencies in Toronto and recommended the creation of a community-wide Council of Social Agencies. The formation of the Toronto Department of Public Welfare further heightened the need for a total Community Council, which would ensure joint planning and cooperation between the new municipal department and Toronto’s welfare agencies. Discussions for such a council began in 1934 and the Welfare Council of Toronto and District was created in 1937. Upon its creation, the Child Welfare Council ceased to function and many of its concerns were inherited by the new Council.
By the 1950s, the Welfare Council was involved in coordinating the many social and charitable services in the fields of health, welfare and recreation, through its member agencies. In the 1940s the United Community Chest was created as an outgrowth of the Council, but in 1956, when its name changed to the United Community Fund, the two entities decided to function as separate, independent agencies. In 1957, the Welfare Council’s name was changed to the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's professional membership with the Welfare Council of Toronto, involvement on its various committees, and participation in its various projects and studies. Included is correspondence, reports, meeting notices and minutes, statistics, forms, and questionnaires. Some records are of the Child Welfare Council of Toronto, an agency that ceased to exist upon the Council's formation in 1937 and whose activities were absorbed by it.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
See also the Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds 86, series 15.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Canadian Association of Social Workers series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Canadian Association of Social Workers series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1938
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's professional membership and participation in various committees and projects of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). Included is correspondence, reports, and index cards.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in various conferences for the social work profession. Included is correspondence, meeting notices, conference agendas and papers, bulletins, programmes, and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1943
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of JFWB's board of directors. Included are meeting minute excerpts, correspondence, and one speech.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's executive director. Included is correspondence, reports, and meeting notices.
Repro Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1934
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting JFWB's role on the Federation Communal Council. Included are case presenations, a speech, a meeting notice and a list of clients.
Repro Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence documenting the JFWB's relationship with the UJWF's Service Council and membership on the Council's Speakers' Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1943
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's Case Committee. Included are reports, case presentations, correspondence, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1942
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in various short-lived joint committees and special meetings with other agencies. Included are meeting agendas and minutes, reports, surveys, correspondence and news articles.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1937, 1940
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, meeting minutes and staff memos documenting the activities of the Joint Application Bureau (JAB), which was set up to centralize the intake of all case working agencies of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (later the United Jewish Welfare Fund). Agencies served by the JAB include: the JFWB, the Jewish Children's Bureau (later the Jewish Child Welfare Association), the Jewish Big Brother Movement, the Jewish Big Sister Committee, the Federation Employment Service and the Toronto Hebrew Free Burial Society.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1941
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Around 1934, the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB) began a Homemaking Club, which offered mothers a series of lectures in cooking, nutrition, and household budgeting. The club was one of many being formed throughout Toronto through the St. George's School for Child Study at the University of Toronto.
In 1936, the program of the Homemaking Club expanded to offer lectures on chid-care, instruction in sewing and knitting and to provide mothers with a recreational outlet. By 1941 three different types of groups were meeting bi-monthly: parent education groups on the pre-school child, parent education groups on the adolescent child, and recreation groups. The purpose of these groups was to "promote and develop harmonious and good relations in family life."
The first Director of the Homemaking Centre was Dr. Cecil Markowitz and the courses were instructed by leaders trained at the St. George's School for Child Study. The meetings originally took place at the Council House at 44 St. George Street, but a Homemaking Centre was later established for the club at 53 Baldwin Street. Around 1942, JFWB cancelled the Parent Education groups due to difficulty securing trained leaders and a lack of interest among its clientele.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's Homemaking Clubs. Included are meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, reports, correspondence, seasonal schedules, attendance sheets, publicity articles and other materials used during group meetings, such as songs and theatrical scripts. Committees and Clubs documented include: the Homemaking Centre Committee, the Parent Education Committee, the Parent Education Group, the Recreation Club, and the Child Study Group.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1943
Physical Description
6 folders of textual records
1 architectural drawing : blueprint, ms. annotations ; 39 x 48 cm
Admin History/Bio
In the 1930s, the United Welfare Clothing Centre was established to provide clients of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Big Sisters Committee, Jewish Big Brother Movement, and the JIAS Refugee Establishment Committee with clothing. The Centre’s finances and daily operations were managed by the JFWB’s Clothing Committee; however, other organizations also participated in its operation. For instance, the Rest Home Club collected, sorted and cleaned used clothing, and members of the Community Sewing Centre regularly made clothes for the Centre. The Centre was located at 55 Baldwin Street and likely stopped operating in the early 1940s due to a lack of funds and donations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and one architectual drawing documenting the renovation and operation of the JFWB's Clothing Centre. Included is correspondence, one blueprint, a building alteration proposal, reports, price lists, inventories, publicity articles and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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