The Welfare Council of Toronto was created in 1937 and was the first social planning body in the city. 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. 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.
Scope and Content
This file contains reports, meeting minutes and agendas and correspondence between members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. executive and the Welfare Council of Toronto.