Public welfare--British Columbia



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Item consists of two 60 second television commercials on adoption, created by the Ministry of Human Resources in 1979 as part of the "Year of the child and family in B.C." program.

Amy Leigh interview : [Covernton, 1973]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Amy Leigh : a pioneer social worker in B.C. interested in public welfare PERIOD COVERED: 1913-1963 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-03-30 SUMMARY: Amy Leigh was born in 1897 and discusses her immigration to Canada from England in 1913; Girl Guides; childhood; recollections; early jobs as a secretary; probation work; training at the University of Toronto School of Social Work; various social work jobs. TRACK 2: Jobs: Director of Welfare, Vancouver. Discussion of the Depression and radicalism. Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Director of Welfare, Vancouver, 1937-1943: decentralization; South Vancouver Experiment; Japanese evacuation. Assistant Director of Welfare for the province. Comments on social work. Retirement in 1958. Other jobs: teaching public welfare, University of Washington; Welfare Department in the Yukon; CNIB, Winnipeg and Ottawa, 1960s. General comments on public welfare: role of government; limits of financial aid.

[BC Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm on new welfare ruling]

News item. BC Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm speaks with the press about a new welfare ruling. In order to qualify for welfare in B.C., applicants must now prove that they have resided here for the past four months. Mr. Vander Zalm says this ruling is necessary because: "We now have probably the highest rate for social assistance in North America, and we certainly don't want to create a situation whereby we encourage great numbers of people to come from the Maritimes or Quebec or Ontario. . . ."

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., February 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0123 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe ; Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe on welfare; municipal; Bill Bennett on BC Federation of Labour not meeting with the government.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0124 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pat Hibbert (President of the BC Federation of Agriculture) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Pat Hibbert, president of the BC Federation of Agriculture, on committee reports.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0125 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett on Bill Vander Zalm's "frog song" RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on Bill Vander Zalm's "frog song".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0126 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tom Waterland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Waterland reacts to new federal modernization programme.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0127 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tom Waterland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-02 SUMMARY: Tom Waterland on the federal forests subsidy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0128 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Fryer RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-07 SUMMARY: John Fryer; beginning of smoking ban in government buildings.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0129 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Barbara Wallace RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-08 SUMMARY: Barbara Wallace criticises the agricultural committee.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., February-March 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0130 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Bennett speaks at the Men's and Women's Canadian Club; queried about the current sitting.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0131 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gary Lauk ; Premier Bill Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gary Lauk on BC Tel. TRACK 2: Bill Bennett on BC Tel.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm on UTA delay.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy on new welfare system RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Grace McCarthy on new welfare system.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0134 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-09 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe on 5% municipal budget ceiling.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0135 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Norm Levi RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-13 SUMMARY: Norm Levi on BC Systems Corporation.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0136 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-19 SUMMARY: Mair on Sweden and Norway trip.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., January 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0116 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-18 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on F.I.R.A.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0117 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett : Maclean's magazine interview RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-22 SUMMARY: MacLean's magazine interview with Premier Bill Bennett.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0118 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett : Maclean's magazine interview (cont;d) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-22 SUMMARY: MacLean's magazine interview with Premier Bill Bennett (continued from T3860:0118).; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0119 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-25 SUMMARY: Bill Bennett on the Unity Task Force report.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0120 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-26 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on allegations he interfered with the Rentalsman's office.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0121 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Walter Davidson ; Bill King RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-30 SUMMARY: Walter Davidson and Bill King on Ombudsman appointment.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0122 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-01-31 SUMMARY: Grace McCarthy writes to business leaders so they will hire '"welfare bums". [sic];

Bill Bennett : [Gary Bannerman interview, CKNW, August 18, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0139 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a radio interview on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the Canadian economy, constitutional change in Canada, federal/provincial relations, attitudes to the monarchy in Canada, public service employee cut backs, labour relations in BC, the Dease Lake extension of the BC Railway, social service allowances. TRACK 2: Bennett discusses unemployment in BC, road construction, the first BC Summer Games, strikes at BC breweries, the creation of a BC ombudsman, proposals for a new sports stadium at Vancouver, urban transportation in BC.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0140 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of a radio interview with Premier Bill Bennett on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978. Subjects discussed include: small business in BC, immigration policy and BC, cable TV in BC, cabinet changes, and the timing of the next election. [TRACK 2: blank]

Bill Bennett : [Jack Webster interview, June 29, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed in the last interview on Jack Webster's open line radio program on CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: the government's compulsory heroin treatment program, the new Forestry Act, plans to extend the BC Railway, government air travel services, federal/provincial relations, and lotteries. TRACK 2: Subjects include: electoral distribution in BC, education, increased pensions for the handicapped, constitutional change in Canada, health care in BC, the search for a new head of ICBC, social services, succession duties, property taxes, and senior citizens.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of the interview with Premier Bill Bennett by Jack Webster, CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: government pharmacare program, MLAs salaries, BCRIC (BC Resources and Investment Corporation), BC Ferries, social services for the mentally retarded and handicapped, labour/management relations, sale and lease of crown lands, urban transportation, and construction of a Vancouver convention centre. TRACK 2: Public service pension plans, government subsidies to private industry, federal/provincial relations, government boards and commissions, grants to senior citizens, fishing rights negotiations, alcohol and driving on BC highways, control of the size of the civil service, decriminalization of marijuana, and constitutional change in Canada.

Bill Bennett : [speeches, etc., at Social Credit convention, November 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0076 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Addresses Social Credit convention RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-04 [or 5?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett addresses the 1977 Social Credit provincial convention. He says that the purpose of Social Credit was not just to defeat the NDP, but to provide a better life for the people of the province. Outlines accomplishments of the Social Credit government: aid to seniors, universal pharmacare, extended health care, hospital construction, education reform, recreational facilities, juvenile law reform, anti-drug program, ombudsman, quarterly financial reports, auditor general, crown corporations, Reporting Act, better relations with municipalities, better relations with the government of Canada. Talks about federal/provincial ferries agreement, DREE agreement, ARDA agreement, BCR agreement; pledges not to abandon BCR; praises cabinet ministers and Social Credit MLAs; says Social Credit government is a team effort; says the government has an economic plan for BC; mining policy. TRACK 2: Forestry policy; new investment in the forest industry; says BC and Alberta are bright spots in Canada; one of the best records of new job creation in Canada; best record of man days lost due to strikes and lockouts in recent history in BC; discusses positive economic impact of the Alcan pipeline; demands national economic plan, cuts in government spending; calls for national unity. November 4 [or 5?], 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0077 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: "Ask the Cabinet" question and answer session at Social Credit convention RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-03 or 04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: An "Ask the Cabinet" question-and-answer session at the 1977 Social Credit convention, moderated by Premier Bill Bennett. Questions regarding child custody hearings; seat belt legislation; enforcement of labour legislation; ferry workers; property tax rates versus mill rates; [interruption as a pie is thrown in Bill Vander Zalm's face]; recreation grants, Vancouver Finlandia club; plans to make the BC economy more productive; pollution in Okanagan Lake; seat belt legislation; comments of Judge L. Bewley regarding women; decentralization of the court system. TRACK 2: Questions regarding government accountability to the convention; decrease in number in non-residential hunters; release of agricultural land from government to farmer and land leasing; Vancouver-Kitimat ferry service; Indian land claims, including Nishga claims; new campsites; why the Lord's Day Act is not enforced; auto insurance rates; balanced budgeting; impaired driving; education priorities; universities; advertising in English textbooks; monorail rapid transit. November 3 or 4, 1977. [Continues on T1707:0077.]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0078 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: "Ask the Cabinet" question and answer session at Social Credit convention (cont'd) RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-03 or 04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: [Continues from T1707:0077, track 2.] Questions regarding corporation capital tax; penalties against impaired drivers for causing death in accidents; culpability of union members for damage or injury due to job action; money for university education; core curriculum; difficulties in getting a small company going. November 3 or 4, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Vander Zalm : [press conferences, etc., 1976-1977]

CALL NUMBER: T0985:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: Comments on Partis Quebecois victory RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-11-16 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm comments on the election victory of the Parti Quebecois, November 16, 1976. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: Speech to Victoria chamber of commerce and public service workers RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-16 & 17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources minister William N. Vander Zalm's speech to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, February 16, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm questions the productivity of public servants, February 17, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conference regarding allowances for handicapped and seniors RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-04 & 13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources minister William N. Vander Zalm announces new rates for the handicapped person's allowances, March 4, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm describes new guidelines for senior citizens' homemaker services, March 13, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: news conferences regarding public service workers and family welfare RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-14 & 17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human resources minister Bill Vander Zalm says that he will not apologise to the BC Government Employees Union for remarks made earlier about the productivity of public servants. Claims to have been misquoted, March 14, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm discusses GAIN rates, family welfare, marriage counselling, March 17, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conferences regarding Pharmacare and legislative behaviour RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-24 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm comments on possible changes in the Pharmacare program, March 24, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm denies lying to the Legislature as claimed by opposition leader Dave Barrett, March 30, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conferences regarding Pharmacare and Browndale homes RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-01 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm restricts the sales of over the counter drugs under Pharmacare, 1 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On welfare policy and welfare rates RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-13& 21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm explains that it is likely that a man will be removed from welfare roles if he gets $1,000 reward for returning stolen money, 13 April 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm announces new welfare rates, 21 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On Victoria community action group RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-26 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm discussing the funding of the Victoria Community Action Group. Also, funding for the Victoria Community Action Group's spokesperson, Sharon McBain, 26 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On changes in welfare rules and Vancouver resources board RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08 & 09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Bill Vander Zalm, Minister of Human Resources, conducts a press conference to explain the recent changes in the BC government's welfare policy, 19 August 1977. TRACK 2: In a press conference, Vander Zalm begins debate on the Vancouver Resources Board phase out and is criticised by VRB manager Dave Schreck, 16 September 1977.

Child abuse/neglect

Item consists of one 60 second television commercial on child abuse, created by the Ministry of Human Resources in 1979 as part of the "Year of the child and family in B.C." program.


  • GR-2819
  • Series
  • 1939

One correspondence file of the Superintendent of Welfare and one case file of an individual who applied for assistance. The files contain memoranda and correspondence of the Superintendent and one welfare visitor with the Unemployment Relief Branch of the Dept. of Labour, the Supervisor of the Destitute, Poor and Sick Fund, the Canadian Legion, and various government agents.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary. Superintendent of Welfare

Dept. of Health and Welfare executive records

  • GR-0117
  • Series
  • 1948-1966

The series consists of the office files of Alex Porteous, the administrative assistant to the Minister of Health (later the Associate Deputy Minister of Mental Health Programs) created between 1948 and 1966. His job description included public relations for the Ministry and the files relate mostly to public relations work for the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service, but also to the Mental Health Services and the Social Welfare Branch.

The files contain speeches of senior ministry officials, press releases, internal publications of several of the branches and divisions and general subject files of research material.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health and Welfare

Doris Mellish interview

CALL NUMBER: T1988:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal background; nurses training and early job experiences; life on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island; health care on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island; involvement with the Vancouver Health League; mental health; amalgamation of city health and school health; start of Mental Health committee; description of Parent Teachers Association; parent education courses. TRACK 2: ; Description of courses; formation of Vancouver Health League and the Community Chest; Council of Social Agencies; smallpox epidemics of 1919 and 1932; vaccinations for small pox; school vaccination; Cancer Foundation; BC Cancer Society; Tranquille. CALL NUMBER: T1988:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Community program takeover by government; choosing members of family service organisations; payment for services by government; availability of services throughout BC; care of aged; nutrition; results of Conference of Aged; law resulting from the study of facilities; nutrition in Vancouver; fluoridation. TRACK 2: Fluoridation; water pollution; registry of disabled children; handicapped aids; building codes for handicapped; residential treatment for disturbed children. CALL NUMBER: T1988:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Doris Mellish, General Medicine, Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Vancouver Health League; mental health; house for residential treatment; mentally retarded; formation of BC Mental Health Association; volunteers for mental health centres; preventorium; Sunnyhill; formation of Victoria Order of Nurses; industrial health in Vancouver; Community Chest organisations. TRACK 2: Community Chest; changes and budget deficits; opinions of resource boards; Community Chest; future.

Drug abuse commercials

The item is a film reel of television commercials. Three 60-second spots on drug abuse, featuring: (1) inmate James Ferlig; (2) radio announcer Fred Latremouille; and (3) young boy and girl walking, with announcer voice-over.

Drugs : public service announcement

The item consists of three reels of film elements that contain television commercials from 1971. Visuals comprise still photographs of drug pushers making their sales pitches. The voice-over tells us, "It's money that pushers are after -- not friends."

Drugs is a bummer . . .

The item is an educational film re B.C.'s Heroin Treatment Act of 1978, which initiated government programs for the treatment of heroin addiction in the province. Health Minister Robert McClelland, other government officials and medical staff are shown addressing symposiums and meetings in Vancouver and Nanaimo. The evaluation procedure is discussed, and methadone is shown being administered at Kelowna's Alcohol and Drug Centre. The official opening of Brannen Lake Residential Treatment Centre near Nanaimo (12-Apr-1979) is also shown. A sequence depicts patients being interviewed at the the centre.

[GAIN demonstration]

News item. The GAIN welfare program does not give people who are handicapped and/or chronically unemployed enough money to live on their own, even if they could or wanted to do this. Demonstration at the Legislature has the support of MLAs Rosemary Brown (NDP) and Dr. Scott Wallace (Conservative).


Educational. The purpose and services of HAVEN, a Nanaimo-based agency providing emotional support and emergency lodging for battered women, are discussed by founder Donna Watt.

Indigent Fund administration files

  • GR-0289
  • Series
  • 1914-1933 [predominant 192-]

The series consists of records created by the Deputy Provincial Secretary between 1914 and 1933 pertaining to the administration of funds for the "aid of the destitute, poor, and sick."

Between 1872 and 1942, an annual vote of funds was included in the estimates of the B.C. legislature. The fund, which was administered by the Office of the Provincial Secretary, originally contained $500. By 1935, this figure had risen to $110,000; but in the fund's final year of existence, 1943, the vote of funds had declined to $40,000.

The Indigent Fund, unlike the Mother's Pension, the Old Age Pension (1927), or the Veterans Assistance plans was not tied to an Act of Parliament, and thus relief was provided to people under a wide range of circumstances, and included many who failed to qualify for assistance under specific federal or provincial schemes. The fund was designed to meet the immediate and shortterm needs of rural B.C. residents (municipalities had their own funds) who through misfortune or bad planning had found themselves without "the necessities of life." The key to the fund, until the early 1930s, when the position of Superintendent of Welfare was created, was the Deputy Provincial Secretary, for it was often at his discretion that assistance was provided. He was aided in his duties by the various Government Agents, who were responsible for handling vouchers, disbursing cheques, and reporting to Victoria any new developments in individual cases. They, in turn, were assisted by Provincial Police constables who usually investigated each case and submitted a report.

The records consist of correspondence inward and outward from the Deputy Provincial Secretary's office; correspondence from Government Agents to the Deputy Provincial Secretary; Provincial Police reports on the condition of Indigents; correspondence from indigents or persons representing them to the Premier, Ministers, and the Deputy Provincial Secretary; and miscellaneous correspondence to and from various government departments and agencies such as Workman's Compensation Board, Department of Immigration, public hospitals, police departments etc.

The files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the indigent. They are not, however, arranged alphabetically within each folder. There are two alphabetical series, as well as two sets of files titled "miscellaneous". All files have been preserved in their original order.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Jeannie McDuff interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood : the First United Church PERIOD COVERED: 1919-[no date] RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jean McDuff landed in Vancouver 07-Jul-1919 from Scotland to join husband; stayed with Mrs. West; attended Mothers Meeting at Turner Institute; quilting there. Attended Fircom, First United Community House, at Georgia and Campbell; Miss Goddard taught gym classes there; deaconesses lived in White Shield social club there. First United Church: making stews for breadline from donated food. Roy Stobie (student minister) helped Rev. Roddan take food down to mud flats where men lived in cardboard shacks. She saw unemployed men marching on Woodward's and invading Hudson's Bay. Post Office occupation. Men invaded church while she was at camp. Roddan had invited Mayor McGeer to speak; McGeer had read riot act, so the men came in to protest. City Hall welfare handouts. More on HBC demonstrations. Men coming off trains came up to First United for stew. They fed perhaps 1,000 men a day. Mr. Redburn initiated Saturday Night Fellowship meetings; fed 200 men a night. Fellowship meetings started in late 1930s, still carried on. Early ministers at First United (post 1919): Craig, Roberts, McIntyre, Dr. Telford. Roddan came from Port Arthur because he'd heard of First United's welfare work. Family man, 7 children. Stayed for 20 years. Jolly personality. More on Roddan and Stobie carrying stew to the flats. Roddan made men write home to mothers. Present ministers' work. Church camp. TRACK 2: More on church camp: her cabin, using pump, improvements at camp, building Jubilee Hall, boat story. Life at camp, geography there. Describes buildings at Hastings and Gore in the 1920s. New church building erected 1936. Rev. Roddan's preaching style. Cooking at church and camp. Hobo jungle on flats again; another one under Georgia Viaduct. Georgia Street streetcar. Union Street became Adanac Street. Story of being looked for in Chinatown. Quilting women. Ladies' Aid: she vice-president, Mrs. Hunter president -- two big Scots women. (End of interview)

[Jobs available]

News item. Department of Human Resources job finders. In 1975, 2,000 people found jobs and were taken off welfare.

Lenore Patterson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Co-ordinator of Health Care Services, Vancouver Resources Board RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Background; brief career as a dietitian here and in UK; involvement in dental care; came to Vancouver and became a nutritionist with Catholic Child Care; last year, 1975, became the head of dietetics in the Vancouver Resources Board. Health care as it was before integration last year; decentralisation (see Foulkes Report) responsible for reorganisation of social services; mandate of Resources Board; 14 local offices and 5 special offices; Mincome delivered at Dunsmuir Street office; advent of resources boards, and their disbandment; definition of health care according to resource boards, defined by programs: old people's care and children. Staff of specialists in psychiatry department, to help children; work closely with all community resources; public health nurses' duties. Adult; care resource homes: Taylor Manor and Kinna Mair. Nutritionists help recipients and community groups to budget food and balance with goodness; also help baby home. Children in care of the Resources Board present with a variety of health problems. One medical clinic under Resources Board; one full-time physician and a part-time pediatrician. Dental health arranged. Post-partum group handles new mothers with problems; program for counseling these women. Types of problems handled. Men's group started. Child abuse dealt with. TRACK 2: Other programs of Resources board: nutrition program for healthy babies; drug and alcohol abuse an ongoing problem. Taylor Manor, for adults with mental and physical problems who are not able to function in the community, and are not expected to get into the community; 894 new contacts in 1974 under the psychiatric counseling. Taylor Manor has 58 beds and a waiting list; government pays for all. Per diem rate for five levels of care, set by government. Relations with other community health services. More involvement with Attorney-General's Department hoped for. Future of Resources Board.

Louis Miranda interviews, 1979

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-16 SUMMARY: Squamish Chiefs. Chief Joe Capilano. Other Squamish Chiefs. CALL NUMBER: T4356:0001 - 0014 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Interviews with Louis Miranda covering a variety of topics, including Squamish chiefs, Indian dancing, Indian agents, fishing, bootlegging, canneries, logging, and Christianity.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-02 SUMMARY: The Durieu System. Indian agents. Indian dancing. Kitsilano sale.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-07 and/or 10 SUMMARY: Kitsilano sale. Squamish River fishing. Fishing rights activity. Kitsilano sale, 1913. Fishing meetings, ca. 1920.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-16 SUMMARY: Longshoring, North Vancouver; unions; meeting with John Oliver. Enlistments -- World War One & Two; conscription. Ditchburn hops.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0005 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-30 SUMMARY: Hop camps. Berry-picking in Washington.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0006 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-06 SUMMARY: Canneries: Great Northern, St. Mungo, Terra Nova. Dr. D. Bell-Irving. Bootlegging; "Siwash". Vancouver underworld. Squamish hop ranch? Moodyville biography [or] directory.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0007 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-12 SUMMARY: Squamish amalgamation. Logging. Squamish Valley. One Big Union.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0008 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-27 SUMMARY: Squamish personal names. Royal Commission. Kitsilano history. Canneries. Hand logging. Half breeds [sic] at Moodyville [School?]. 1876 census.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0009 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-05-04 SUMMARY: Commercial fishing. Dock workers and unions. Moodyville half breeds [sic]. Drinking: then and now. Up Squamish whites. Indian houses. Oblate priests. Hyass Joe, Andy Paull, Simon Pierre.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0010 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-05-07 SUMMARY: Confirmations and bishops' visits. Funeral practices. Signs and warning of death. Medical services. Political protests. Fishing right -- Charlie case, 1925. Relief payments.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0011 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-01 SUMMARY: Living conditions, 1914-1945: World War One, Depression, World War Two. Squamish Bands funds and welfare. Work and welfare/relief. Work of early Chiefs. Squamish Jim. Big Flu epidemic, 1918-1919. Smallpox. Medical services.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0012 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-10-10 SUMMARY: Squamish Chiefs. Brass bands. Early elections. Councillors. Timber sales.

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0013 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-10-24 SUMMARY: Fishing, Squamish River. Squamish funeral ceremonies, 20th century. Potlatches amd namings. Spuds. Various Chiefs.;

CALL NUMBER: T4356:0014 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-11-22 SUMMARY: Important events. Settlement at Mission Indian Reserve. Church and Christianity. Amalgamation. Drugs and alcohol. Land question. Andy Paull.

Martha E. Moscrop interview

CALL NUMBER: T0211:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Martha Moscrop : a social worker cannot be a Socialist RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-04-11 SUMMARY: Martha Moscrop was born in 1907 and was an adopted child. She attended Normal School and discusses sports; girls groups leading into social work; early Kitsilano; Joe -- English Bay lifeguard; WWI; chores; a tomboy; outdoor summers make child self-assured; never felt unequal to a man; reasons for not marrying; teaching in Alberta; teaching kindergarten at Japanese United Church; Rotary fresh air camp; teaching Pender Harbour Japanese fishermen; church camp leader; teaching in Kaslo and Invermere; putting on "The Mikado" in a community; Invermere; social work course at UBC; Family Welfare Bureau; integration of social work departments; evacuation of Japanese; services in Vancouver; social workers.

CALL NUMBER: T0211:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Martha Moscrop : a social worker cannot be a Socialist RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-05-24 SUMMARY: Martha Moscrop discusses the evacuation of the Japanese; administered by General Motors men; some examples of her work; some good in the evacuation; disposal of their assets, etc.; terrible -- but no political involvement; Social Welfare Department of B.C. training supervisor; social welfare legislation; social workers in-service training programs in B.C., Malaya, Hong Kong; England and Israel; presently (1973) writing a book on adult education.

May Humphreys interview

CALL NUMBER: T2013:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health care and social assistance PERIOD COVERED: 1928-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Brief personal introduction with a description of UBC in 1928 and the decision to go into nurses training at VGH in 1929; includes a description of courses, hours, and discipline; job shortages of the Depression years and the decision to study public health at McGill from 1931 to 1933; work in Family Services in Montreal; description of service; religious divisions, problems in Griffintown; juveniles and comparison with Vancouver; job offers and the return to Vancouver; out-patients at VGH in 1936, with a description of buildings, patients, dental clinic, staff, volunteers and cup of soup; joined the City Relief Department in 1937 and describes the staff under the direction of Dr. Jack Muscovitch. TRACK 2: Social workers and the medical section with mention of responsibilities and services; effects of the Depression on people, allowances, violent attitudes; reporters; unique service of medical section; doctors services and medical histories; post-war years; employment on the Sea Wall; mental assessments; placement program growth out of VGH overcrowding; problems in regulating; lack of staff; numbers of clients; anecdotes on persuading people to enter boarding homes; atmosphere at placement institutions; night school courses; private homes, problems associated with uprooting and adjustment of elder clients. CALL NUMBER: T2013:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health care and social assistance PERIOD COVERED: 1935-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Conclusion of anecdote; role with alcoholics and Salt Spring Farm; hospital; drunk tank; need for a cleansing station; social life in boarding houses; sitting room regulations; recreation and; the role of volunteer organisations; effects of the Second World War and the reduction in staff; changes in public attitude; rise in young people on relief; increase in professional social workers; involvement in rationing and accompanying anecdote; changes in the services; dental plan; appliances; caseloads; increases in allowances; clothing allowances; nutrition services; referral resources; relationship with the Metropolitan Health Department; consultation, referrals, overlapping interests; geriatrics. TRACK 2: Gradual acceptance of geriatric centres; trends in services; attitudes of staff and public; customer orientation of building and furniture; medical aspects of the social assistance program; 60% of clients; promotes health problems; problems of single men; staff experiment living on an allowance; effects on social assistance and trend to younger people in the 1960s and 1970s; lessons learned about human nature with examples of New York and Sweden and the nature of Canadians; summary of medical program; services; abuse; payments.

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