Making 'New Canadians' Reading notes

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Ian Radforth

Making New Canadians: Social Workers, Women, and the Reshaping of Immigrant Families -Franca Iacovetta In 1958, the International Institute of Metropolitan Toronto was a social agency offering aid to the citys non-British immigrants The International Institute opened in downtown Toronto in October 1956 The declared aim of the agency was to foster and promote the integration of New Canadians In the period before 1965, the immigrants were British or European From the Point of View of Immigrants The immigrants who came after 1945 potentially had access to a fairly wide network or services associated with the postwar welfare state. There was: A national system of unemployment insurance Mothers allowances Improvements in health, welfare, Workers compensation schemes Aid offered by charitable agencies, churches and volunteer groups In Toronto, middle class womens organizations like the Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA), the Womens Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Toronto Junior League clothing and food drives and baby clinics, hosted child-rearing lectures dispatched volunteers to meet women arriving by train at Union Station nationally and locally, the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) was involved in
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