Halifax (N.S.: County). Welfare Committee minutes and reports

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Halifax (N.S.: County). Welfare Committee minutes and reports

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312-19

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  • 1935-1979 (Creation)

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16 cm of textual records

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(1952 - 1996)

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The Welfare Committee, which existed 1952-[1996], later called the Social Assistance Committee, reported to Council on: the condition of insane patients; the condition of the poor; the condition of jails and their prisoners; prison farms; and all local hospitals, welfare homes, asylums, and clinics maintained by the County. The Committee met at least once a month and sometimes met as often as 2-3 times a month. Separate meetings were held to deal with three of the Committee's primary responsibilities: the County Jail, Ocean View Municipal Home (later Ocean View Manor), and the County Hospital. By 1960 responsibility for the County Hospital appears to have been transferred to the Halifax County Hospital Management Board, which consisted of County councillors and provincial government representatives. Responsibility for Ocean View Manor was similarly transferred to a Board of Management ca. 1969. responsibility for the County Hospital appears to have

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Series consists of the minutes and reports of the County of Halifax Welfare Committee. The records relate to the committee's four responsibilities: the provision of welfare in the county; the County Home and Mental Hospital; the County Jail; and Ocean View Manor.

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These materials were transferred from HRM's Municipal Clerk's Office in 2005.

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The Financial Records series contains welfare cheque registers. See 312-75-4.

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