Jewish Family Service, Calgary fonds
Copied 1976-1981 (originally created 1960-1981)
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs
In 1960 a group of people under the auspices of the Calgary Jewish Community Council began the Calgary Jewish Family Service Bureau in Calgary, Alberta, a social service agency set up to undertake all counselling and financial assistance for needy community members. The Bureau was incorporated in 1961 and was run out of the Jewish Administrative office by trained volunteer social workers. Money for the organization was raised from business men in the city. By 1963 operations had increased and the Bureau was made a member agency of the United Jewish Appeal. They rented space in the Jewish Community Building and proceeds from events held by the Calgary Section, National Council of Women went towards hiring a paid social workers. In 1968 the Bureau changed its name to the Jewish Family Service, Calgary.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of bylaws, annual reports, minutes, correspondence, financial records, newsclippings and photographs of the executive. Includes a brief history of JFS by Martha Cohen.
The material is in English.
Originals and Reproductions:
The original documents are retained by the Jewish Family Service business office.
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(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)