A Legacy of Caring: A History of the Children's Aid Society by Children's Aid Society Foundation, Gail Aitken, Donald F.

By Children's Aid Society Foundation, Gail Aitken, Donald F. Bellamy, John McCullagh

Began in 1891, the kid's relief Society of Toronto is the most important baby welfare employer in North the US. It has performed a number one roll as an suggest of kid's welfare; it's been instrumental in influencing baby welfare perform not just in Ontario yet all of Canada and in other places. With an emphasis at the post-World warfare II interval, A Legacy of being concerned examines the political, social, and financial components that ended in alterations in the society itself in addition to advancements in laws and social coverage. The society has been a coaching flooring for lots of hugely devoted execs who've long gone directly to be leaders in different governmental and nongovernmental businesses in Canada and out of the country.

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Sir John Ross Robertson, the publisher of the 30 Ckabtcr One THE INFANTS' HOME, 1875-1890 Toronto Telegram and a major benefactor of the Hospital for Sick Children, donated pasteurized milk for six months in the 1880s in an effort to convince the mothers of its worth. Life at the Infants' Home The children who lived in the home were dressed in mouse-grey flannel rompers with scarlet bands at the neck and cuffs. Their days were spent largely in the day nursery, where they ate their meals and slept on the floor for their afternoon nap.

The men dealt with financial matters while the women concentrated on organizing the shelter. 41 M Mt£tw\i of Caring A HISTORY OF THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OF TORONTO Kelso was succeeded by John Kidson MacDonald, the businessman who had identified the need for a Humane Society. He was to remain president of the Toronto CAS for the next twenty-eight years. John Kidson MacDonald John Kidson MacDonald was born in Scotland in 1837. At the age of eight, he came with his family to Upper Canada, where they settled on a farm in Weston, a small village in York Township, northwest of Toronto.

There is nothing like experience ... I am glad now that I was taken to the CAS. Mr. Duncan, you have been just like a father to every one of us and certainly used us good and I hope the boys will all appreciate it as I do. "It has been a long time since I wrote to you but I am still living and in the best of health and strength ... I can do anything on the farm now ... I will soon be ploughing for next spring. We have all our fall wheat ready now, ISO acres [60 hectares]. There is nothing Children placed within Ontario would receive a supervisory visit at least once a year, either from a home visitor from Kelso's office or from the local children's aid society.

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