Fonds RG-24 - City of Edmonton. Community and Family Services Department fonds

Open original Document numérique

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Title proper

City of Edmonton. Community and Family Services Department fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

Parallel title

Children's Aid Society of Edmonton (1909-1924), Edmonton Board of Public Welfare (1915-1925), The Civic Relief Department (1926-1950), Welfare Department (1950-1966), Social Services Department (1966-1988)

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Notes du titre

  • Source du titre propre: Title based on name of creator.

Niveau de description




Zone de l'édition

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1914 - 1997 (Production)
    Community and Family Services Department

Zone de description matérielle

Physical description

9 m of textual records

Zone de la collection

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur


Histoire administrative

The Community and Family Services Department grew out of the Children's Aid Society of Edmonton and served as the city's source of children's aid and public welfare from 1926 to 1997 when it was eventually absorbed into the Community Services Department. Reporting to the Mayor and City Council, the Department was tasked with supplying relief to the at-risk populations of Edmonton, including seniors, families in need, and children. These responsibilities took the form of subsidy and grant management, welfare distribution, and pension payment. Although the Department was occupied with several services for various populations, most of the records contained within the fonds consist of documents pertaining to children's aid.

Throughout all iterations and changes of the Department, the functions of the service endeavored to create, maintain, and manage projects related to daycares, special subsidies, and other social support mechanisms. As part of a major administrative reorganization launched by the City of Edmonton in 1997, the Department was absorbed in order to lower costs and make the City more efficient.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Fonds reflects the evolution of the Community and Family Services Department and the responsibilities it was tasked with during its existence. The textual records consist of: annual reports, statistics, financial statements, correspondence, policy statements, newsletters, minutes, photographs, forms, mission statements, lists of citizens, and other material. The original record order as found in 2016 has been retained, though an intellectual arrangement has been provided in the finding aid.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives directly from the Community and Family Services department and through the corporate records centre between 1974 and 2013.


Language of material

  • anglais

Script of material

    Location of originals

    Availability of other formats

    Restrictions on access

    These records contain information that is protected in alignment with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. These files are restricted in alignment with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. For more information please contact the reference archivist.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright may apply.
    Reproduction restrictions may apply.

    Finding aids

    Finding aid available online.

    Associated materials


    Further accruals are expected.

    General note

    Some file titles may seem insensitive or offensive. When file titles are produced by the creator of the records, Archivists keep those titles to provide context even though they may contain inappropriate or offensive language.

    General note

    Accession numbers: A74-29, A99-166, A2003-86, A2005-167, A2005-168, A2005-169, A2005-170

    Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

    Standard number

    Standard number


    Mots-clés - Sujets

    Mots-clés - Lieux

    Mots-clés - Noms

    Mots-clés - Genre

    Zone du contrôle

    Description record identifier

    Identifiant du service d'archives

    City of Edmonton Archives

    Règles ou conventions

    Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
    Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms



    Niveau de détail

    Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

    Language of description

      Script of description


        Document numérique (Matrice) zone des droits

        Document numérique (Référence) zone des droits

        Document numérique (Vignette) zone des droits

        Accession area