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Published by Research Division, Dept. of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa .
Written in English



  • Canada.


  • Maternal and infant welfare -- Canada.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsHD7090 .C3 no. 1 1955
The Physical Object
Pagination85 p.
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6188102M
LC Control Number55039443

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  According to Francis J. Turner (), mother’s allowance was one of the first provincial experiments with formal income support programs in Canada(p. ). It is also known that Mothers’ Allowance legislation provided an allowance to poor widows in Canada. In , the first Canadian province Monitoba passed that legislation. "From Mothers' Allowance to Mothers Need Not Apply: Canadian Welfare Law as Liberal and Neo-Liberal Reforms."Osgoode Hall Law Journal mothers' allowances or pensions in five Canadian provinces during the mothers' allowance legislation and the neo-liberal reforms of the by: 8.   The enabling legislation, variously referred to as mothers' pensions and, more often, mothers' allowances represented a critical stage in the history of child welfare in this country. Its emphasis on the reconstruction of the nuclear family as the unequalled environment for optimal child development entailed a significant break with much of Cited by:   Mothers' allowances in Canada, fiscal year to Archived Content. Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book,

Mothers' Allowances Act, RSO , c Repository Citation Ontario () "c Mothers' Allowances Act," Ontario: Revised Statutes: Vol. Iss. 3, Article The Legislature of Alberta passes "An Act to aid Indigent Widows and Wives of Insane Persons in Support of Children" (or "The Mothers Allowance Act"). The aim of this Act was to provide financial assistance to women that were supporting children and who were the wives or widows of individuals living in asylums for the insane or mentally incompetent (§4). , English, Book edition: Changes in legislation in general assistance, mothers' allowances and living accommodation for the elderly in Canada, and Canada. Department of . The welfare state in Canada is a multi-billion dollar system of government programs — many introduced in the s — that transfer money and services to Canadians to deal with an array of needs including but not limited to poverty, homelessness, unemployment, immigration, aging, illness, workplace injury, disability, and the needs of children, women, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

  Legislated in , Canada’s first federal Family Allowance made its first tax free payments in to all women with children under the age of 16 who attended school. In it was extended to mothers with youth between 16 and All costs were incurred by the federal government; cost-sharing by provincial governments was not required. Feminists, clergymen, and social reformers had promoted mothers′ allowances as a special, non-stigmatizing form of public assistance, one that exempted women from the old, poor law strictures; even so, government administrators began in the early s to undermine the child protection tenets of this legislation, the purpose of which had been. labour legislation. 45fl mothers' allowances, 81 d munioipal iwolvenay and debt adjuetment, l48 national unity promoted, 18, old age pensions, 31, 32 poor relief, 30, 31 principles underlying recommendations, 13,24 Rowell-Sirois Commission Report, She also worked helping to organize public libraries, urged the establishment of mothers’ allowances and equal parental rights, and pressed for divorce to be granted on equal grounds. Her book, The Legal Status of Women in Canada, was published by the federal government and she was a member of the Alberta Government Advisory Committee on Health.