Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975

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Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975
Abstract
The Saint John, New Brunswick, born Jane B. Wisdom (1884-1975), one of Canada's first social workers, received her university education at McGill University's Royal Victoria College and later at the McGill School for Social Work, where she was introduced to "British female civic service". In Montreal in 1903, she became involved in the Settlement House movement, a residence for the city's immigrant poor. After stints in New York City and Halifax, Jane Wisdom returned to Montreal in 1923 to become the executive secretary of the Women's Directory of Montreal (WDM), a private welfare agency for Protestant, first-time, single mothers. She remained at the WDM for fifteen years. The author points out that "Montreal cannot be overlooked as being central to understanding the development of social welfare in English-speaking Canada," as exemplified through the life of Jane Wisdom.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date
2014
Language
en
Citation
Morton, Suzanne. Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the Life of Jane B. Wisdom, 1884-1975. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
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