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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare English
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Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Forms part of Fonds 1. The duties of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare were: to consider and report to Council on matters pertaining to public health, sanitation, licensing, public markets and weigh houses, comfort stations, and some library matters; to report to Council on the work of the Health Department after its formation in 1900; to act as an agent for the Dominion and/or Provincial governments; to liaise with agencies outside of Winnipeg that received or provided services; and to assist persons on social assistance to find employment.

The minutes, communications and reports of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare and the City of Winnipeg Health Department trace decision making, program administration and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 1:Minutes, 1876-1971

Sub-Series 2:Committee on Public Health and Welfare Communications, 1874-1971. Files arranged variously in chronological or file number order.

Sub-Series 3:Reports, Monthly and Annual, Health Department, 1908-1968.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Scavenging and Crematory report for May, 1919

A report from J.H. Pearson, Chief Health Inspector, to the Health Committee on scavenging and crematory operations for May, 1919. It records ammounts of refuse removed and cremated, dollars spent, and other statistics. There is also a comparison to May, 1918.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Report of the Division of Communicable Diseases for June, 1919

A report by the Health Department, Communicable Diseases Division for June, 1919, submitted to A.J. Douglas, Medical Health Officer. Statistics are listed for various diseases and the operational difficulties caused by the General Strike are addressed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Report on Dairy Inspection for June, 1919

A report submitted to A.J. Douglas, Chief Health officer, regarding dairy inspection for the month of June, 1919. It is noted that, due to the General Strike, special inspections and deliveries were made in cooperation with the Food Committee.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Communications

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of all surviving correspondence directed toward the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. The correspondence dates from the first year of the City of Winnipeg's incorporation, 1874, until its final year as a unique entity, 1971. The correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to health and welfare and the Health Department after it was formed in 1900, but also the formation and management of markets, bath houses and comfort stations; library operations and staffing; licensing issues and inspections; complaints about noise, smoke and other nuisances; and, Health Department staff appointments, requests for leave and general staffing issues.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Report on Dairy Inspection for June, 1919

A report submitted to A.J. Douglas, Chief Health officer, regarding dairy inspection for the month of June, 1919. It is noted that, due to the General Strike, special inspections and deliveries were made in cooperation with the Food Committee.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Scavenging and Crematory report for May, 1919

A report from J.H. Pearson, Chief Health Inspector, to the Health Committee on scavenging and crematory operations for May, 1919. It records ammounts of refuse removed and cremated, dollars spent, and other statistics. There is also a comparison to May, 1918.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

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