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

Started in 1891, the kid's reduction Society of Toronto is the biggest baby welfare supplier in North the United States. It has performed a number one roll as an recommend of kid's welfare; it's been instrumental in influencing baby welfare perform not just in Ontario yet all of Canada and in different places. With an emphasis at the post-World struggle II interval, A Legacy of being concerned examines the political, social, and fiscal elements that ended in adjustments in the society itself in addition to advancements in laws and social coverage. The society has been a coaching floor for plenty of hugely devoted pros who've long past directly to be leaders in different governmental and nongovernmental enterprises in Canada and in a foreign country.

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Although the public generally supported this value, it did not deter the occasional newspaper report about societies supposedly infringing on the rights of parents or breaking up families. Jones and Rutman believe that, despite his successes as superintendent — Ontario's point man in child welfare — Kelso was never completely reconciled to his role as government official. They suggest that "He was well suited to the task of promoting and encouraging the formation of children's aid societies but routine administration and the need to observe bureaucratic procedures and guidelines were not to his liking.

We have all our fall S2 Cko&ttr T^n A SOCIETY TO PROTECT CHILDREN, 1891-1919 wheat ready now, 150 acres [60 hectares]. 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.

Tea was the regular beverage and occasional treats of ice cream were made available in the summer. Only spasmodic attempts were made to introduce recreation, although morning and evening prayers were held each day, along with Sunday evening service and Wednesday Bible classes. Given the adverse social attitudes toward unmarried mothers, this regime was well intentioned but, at the same time, demeaning. The women were not allowed to leave the grounds "owing to the general class of women in the home," and keys were not given to staff except for special emergencies.

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