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Social Welfare in Ontario 1791-1893

A Study of Public Welfare Administration

by (author) Richard Splane

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2019
Social Services & Welfare, Urban, Rural
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The decision to undertake a study of some aspect of the development of social welfare in Ontario was made as a result of separate but related discussions in the early 1950's with the late Dr. Harry M. Cassidy, Professor Frank H. Underhill, and Professor John S. Morgan, from each of whom I received helpful advice. The topic first considered was child welfare, but some exploration revealed that programmes for the protection of children emerged rather late in the total structure of welfare services in the province and could hardly be assessed until earlier developments in the broader field had been examined. It was thus decided to carry out a study of the whole field of social welfare, with particular reference to the ro1e played by the provincial government.

About the author

RICHARD B. SPLANE was a Professor of Social Policy at the University of British Columbia’s School of Social Work in the Faculty of Arts.

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