A Marriage of Convenience: Business and Social Work in Toronto, 1918-1957

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 187 pages
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Wills explores questions of corporate control of, and resistance to, the welfare state, the role of the Community Chest as an agent of that control, and the gendered nature of social planning. Specifically, he analyzes the conflicts between the social reform organizations in Toronto and the financial federations that provided their funds. These include the Child Welfare Council (1918-37), the Toronto Welfare Council (1937-57), the Federation for Community Service (1918-44), and the Community Chest (1944-57)--predecessors of the present-day Social Planning Council and United Way of Metropolitan Toronto. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

ONE Introduction
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TWO The Roots of Social Work in English Canada
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THREE The Organization of Charity in Toronto
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