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Halifax (N.S.). Board of Management of Basinview Home records
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102-30G (Formerly RG 35-102-30G)
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5.5 cm of textual records
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The Board of Management of Basinview Home was established in about 1959 when Basinview officially opened as a home for special care. Responsible for supervising and managing the home, the board was composed of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare together with four people appointed by the province. The joint management of the home reflected the joint financing of the institution. In 1958, the province passed the Social Assistance Act, which financially assisted municipalities with administering, maintaining, and operating homes for special care. The Committee on Public Health and Welfare, on the other hand, was mandated to provide for the city’s poor which included furnishing “support in the Basinview Home to every poor and indigent person having a settlement as defined in that Act [Social Assistance Act].” City Council had the power to set an ordinance for the control and management of the Home, which the board then followed and operated under. Basinview Home was closed in 1976 so the board likely dissolved at about that time. Sources The Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1959, c. 57, s. 50, 203. "City of Halifax: Staff Report for Special Care," 25 May 1965, City of Halifax Fonds, Public Health and Welfare Series, Board of Management of Basinview Home Sub-series, HRM Archives, Dartmouth, NS.The Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1959, c. 57, s. 47, 202.
City Solicitor, Halifax (N.S.), "The City Council, its Committees, Boards and Commissions, and the Civic Administration of the City of Halifax for the year 1964," 17 February 1964, HRM Archives, Dartmouth, NS, 87-89.
Janet Guildford, “Public Welfare Reform Before the Canada Assistance Plan,” Mothers of the Municipality: Women, Work, and Social Policy in Post-1945 Halifax, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 66.
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Sub-series consists of records created and accumulated by the Public Health and Welfare Committee and includes primarily reports but also correspondence and meeting minutes.
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Subseries transferred from NSARM to HRM in 2004. Accessioned by HRM archives in 2005.
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