Edmonton Board of Public Welfare

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Edmonton Board of Public Welfare

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1914 - n.d.


The Committee on Unemployment was appointed by the president of the Edmonton Board of Trade on August 18, 1914. Within a month this committee became the Edmonton Board of Public Welfare. Its main purpose was to give financial aid to deserving residents of Edmonton. The Visiting Committee, later known as the Advisory Committee, based its recommendations for aid on need, morality, and the ability of the applicants to find work. Most funding was obtained through government grants (Mothers' Pensions and Later Mothers' Allowances) but occasional fund-raising drives were held by the board.


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