Provincial Industrial Home for Girls

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Government

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Provincial Industrial Home for Girls

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Dates of existence

1911-1959

History

Established by legislation in 1911 (The Industrial Home for Girls Act) and in 1914, the institution opened in Vancouver at the corner of Cassiar and Union Street, Vancouver. Girls were committed to the home after they were found guilty of incorrigible or vicious conduct, running away, or other crimes or offences (according to section 6 of the Act). During the early years it was administered by the Department of the Attorney General. It was transferred to the administration of the Department of the Provincial Secretary ca.1934. In 1937 the 1912 Act was repealed and replaced with An Act respecting the Industrial School for Girls, and the name was changed to the Provincial Industrial School for Girls (sometimes referred to as the Girls’ Industrial School). In 1946 the school was transferred from the Department of the Provincial Secretary to the administration of the Social Welfare Branch of the new Department of Health and Welfare. In 1959 the school was moved to 3655 Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby, and the name was changed to Willingdon School for Girls (name abbreviated as the Willingdon School). In 1963 the Industrial School Acts were repealed and replaced with the Training Schools Act. In 1969 the Training Schools Act was repealed. The Willingdon School was closed in 1973.

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Related entity

Willingdon School for Girls (1959-1973)

Identifier of the related entity

9917

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temporal

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Authority record identifier

8453

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FVERSPOO 2014-04-07
Revised PW/KH 2017-02-21

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