A Legacy of Caring: A History of the Children's Aid Society by Children's Aid Society Foundation, Gail Aitken, Donald F.

By Children's Aid Society Foundation, Gail Aitken, Donald F. Bellamy, John McCullagh

Started in 1891, the kid's reduction Society of Toronto is the most important baby welfare supplier in North the United States. It has performed a number one roll as an recommend of kid's welfare; it's been instrumental in influencing baby welfare perform not just in Ontario yet all of Canada and in different places. With an emphasis at the post-World struggle II interval, A Legacy of worrying examines the political, social, and monetary elements that ended in adjustments in the society itself in addition to advancements in laws and social coverage. The society has been a coaching flooring for lots of hugely dedicated pros who've long past directly to be leaders in different governmental and nongovernmental companies in Canada and in another country.

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The newspapers were complicit in supporting child labour because, without the newsboys, they would have been hard-pressed to distribute their product 36 As a crime reporter, Kelso had spent most of his working days in and around Toronto's downtown, where many poor children, most of them boys, engaged in street trades to help support their families. They worked long hours as bootblacks or sold newspapers, shoelaces, pencils and other small items. Sometimes they were their families' sole support in times of illness or unemployment.

The papers were complicit in supporting child labour because, without the newsboys, they would have been hard-pressed to distribute their product. Boys who were not living with their families were paid ten cents a day for a bed and meals at lodgings, or just over a dollar for full weekly room and board. Some privately run agencies, such as the Newsboys' Lodging and Industrial Home, also gave shelter to a limited number of boys. Even though these children had important roles in business and the family economy, reformers found little good to say about the youthful vendors on city streets.

With Mowafs backing, the legislature passed the Children's Protection Act in 1888. " The act also provided for children under the age of sixteen who were found associating with thieves or prostitutes to be charged. In all these situations, the youngsters could be sent away to an industrial school or placed in the care of a charitable agency, where they would be required to stay until they reached the age of eighteen. The act was important because it recognized, for the first time, public responsibility to care for neglected children in institutions that met their special needs.

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