CWS Vocational Training Centre for Girls was started in 1967 with dress making as its first activity for girls. The centre relocated and in 1990, it was eventually renamed as the Canossa Vocational Centre (Sewing) when it moved into the site of the former Our Lady of Lourdes School at Ophir Road. The Centre closed in 2003.
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The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was founded in Calgary in 1932 as a political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour groups that wanted economic reform, to help Canadians affected by the Great Depression.
Sandy Stokes walks down Main Street in Farmville to protest school closures in July of 1963.
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Executive Order #7034 on May 6, 1935. President Roosevelt had the authority for this Executive Order via the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935. The WPA was created to offer direct government employment to the jobless. The unemployment rate was about 20% at the time the WPA was created.
The white strip down the center of this photo is not a defect. The twin the nurse is holding has bare legs and head, and if you look closely you can see the mother is (with notable lack of enthusiasm) removing the swaddling clothes from the bonneted twin in her lap.)
63rd The AICP Annual report, 1905-1906, section on Fresh Air Work, p. 54. “Next to the overburdened women and the sick babies, the ‘little mothers’ appeal most strongly – those young girls upon whom the entire care and responsibility of a family devolve. Not every one of the is as fortunate as the child of fifteen who earnestly said when she was complimented on the neat appearance of the home: “Oh, but it’s only right for me to keep things clean and nice, for since mama died, three years ago, papa has been awful good. He stays home nights and spends all he makes on us children and the house.