One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the by Therese Jennissen, Colleen Lundy

By Therese Jennissen, Colleen Lundy

One Hundred Years of Social Work is the 1st finished heritage of social paintings as a career in English Canada. equipped chronologically, it presents a severe and compelling examine the interior struggles and debates within the social paintings occupation over the process a century and investigates the responses of social employees to numerous vital occasions. A significant subject matter within the ebook is the long-standing fight of the pro organization (the Canadian organization of Social staff) and person social staff to reconcile development prestige with the merchandising social motion.

The e-book chronicles the early historical past of the secularization and professionalization of social paintings and examines social staff roles in the course of either international wars, the melancholy, and within the period of postwar reconstruction. It comprises sections on civil defence, the chilly conflict, unionization, social paintings schooling, law of the career, and different key advancements as much as the tip of the 20th century.

Drawing on huge archival examine in addition to own interviews and secondary literature, the authors supply robust educational facts of a occupation that has persevered many vital adjustments and keeps to recommend for a simply society and a responsive social welfare nation.

One Hundred Years of Social Work should be of curiosity to social staff, social paintings scholars and educators, social historians, specialist institutions and a person drawn to figuring out the advanced nature of individuals and associations.

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4 From its inception the department was not given adequate financial resources, and Falk quickly realized that there was limited support from the university. 5 At this time discussions were under way to abolish the department; however, Falk was not included in these deliberations. Falk accepted the job at McGill partly because he had been told that Montreal had excellent social agencies. He found, however, that there was a high turnover of social workers and that few were adequately trained. He also found that the churches in Montreal were not supporting the Protestant charities adequately.

E Smith, one of the leaders, joined the Communist Party of Canada. SETTING THE STAGE 19 21 SWHA, FSAA, Box 89, letter to Mr. John B. Dawson, The Charity Organization Society, Montreal, from field director [unsigned], March 1, 1921, possibly Francis McLean of New York. m. service at the Walmer Road Baptist Church, October 13, 1929, 1–3, quote pp. 2 and 3. 23 SSC, van Kleeck Fond, Box 9. L. Mackenzie King and her influence extended outside of social work. The letters in this collection indicate that the prime minister and van Kleeck corresponded regularly with each other regarding industrial relations, particularly labour disputes.

American social workers offered guarded support for Canadians in developing an indigenous association. B. Bueill, organizational secretary of AASW wrote: I have watched with interest the results of the discussion in Canada and particularly the feeling that Canada should have some sort of a professional Association of its own. The whole question seems to be an important one and one which 28 CHAPTER TWO on both sides of the border should be given the most careful kind of consideration. I think I see very clearly the danger which there is in the Canadian group being absorbed by an association which has its headquarters and the large majority of its members on this side of the border.

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