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Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series consists of communications, reports and plans created and received by the Special Committee on Housing Conditions between 1933 and 1957. Included are reports and publications regarding housing issues in Winnipeg and other jurisdictions, records of the Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, minutes and report of the Fact Finding Board of 1947, reports of the Emergency Housing Department, and numerous architectural and site plans for proposed housing projects. The file code for this special committee was A19 (missing are volumes 2-11).

The records consist of 3 sub-series:

Sub-Series 18:Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, 1931-1945
Sub-Series 19:Fact Finding Board in Respect of Housing in General in Winnipeg, 1947
Sub-Series 20:Communications, 1941-1957

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Special Food Committee

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of reports, communications, small cardboard poster, and lists of schools and workers engaged by the City Health Department to distribute milk during the 1919 strike in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Food Committee

Special Committee to Enquire into the Employment of Married Women

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications and detailed reports from City Departments noting the names of all City employees, identifying in particular married women employed by the City and City employees who were not residents of the City. The records are contained in one folder and cover the period July - September of 1924.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee to Enquire into the Employment of Married Women

Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of reports, forms and documentation submitted by organizations seeking permission to solicit funds from the citizens of Winnipeg. Included are application forms, annual and financial reports of organizations, correspondence directed to and sent from the Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau, minutes and verbatim reports of Bureau deliberations, telephone poll results regarding requests from organizations, and police reports on unsanctioned solicitation or suspected cases of fraud. For the most part, files are arranged alphabetically by organization name and cover a wide range of organization types from community clubs to service clubs, health care agencies, hospitals, homes for seniors and orphaned children, and organizations formed in aid of disasters in other countries. A secondary series of files labeled Miscellaneous, "A", "B", "C", etc. contains alphabetical files and correspondence from obscure groups or organizations. Bureau minutes are in chronological order, with minutes numbered sequentially each year. Early files of the Bureau were destroyed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications, rough minutes, publicity and reports relating to the City of Winnipeg's intention to lease or purchase the Winnipeg Electric Company, the Suburban Rapid Transit Co., the Winnipeg, Selkirk and Lake Winnipeg Railway Co., the Manitoba Power Co., and the Northwestern Power Co.; issues arising out of the Greater Winnipeg Transit Bill before the provincial legislature; issues arising out of Municipal and Public Utility Board reports on passenger transportation in Greater Winnipeg; competition between taxicabs and the street railway system; and the Winnipeg Electric Company's proposal for a new transportation franchise. The records are arranged in chronological order with some folders relating specifically to publicity.

File code (creator): A9.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

Better Housing Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series documents implementation of The Minimum Standard of Housing By-law through the Better Housing Commission. Records consist of Orders of Non-Conformance to owners of residences, appeals made by building owners, and letters regarding decisions on appeals made by the Commission. The records are generally in chronological order, but not entirely. Some documents with various dates were originally stapled together as cases were heard at specific meetings.

Winnipeg (Man.). Better Housing Commission

Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments and other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States by the Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments. Information requested of other jurisdictions was laid out in a questionnaire and covered such things as the form of administration employed for protecting persons and property, health and sanitation, transportation, education, recreation, public charities and financial management; a sample of the questionnaire is contained in the file. Included are an Organization Chart for the City of Winnipeg, revised 1923; Statement of Employees Shown on August Paylists 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid in Salaries, 1915, 1922, 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid, 1915-1923.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments

Special Committee on Social Evil Question

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications relating to the appointment of committee members, motions and letters received from the Moral and Social Reform Council of Manitoba. The records are contained in one folder and cover the period March 4 - March 29 of 1910.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Social Evil Question

General Files

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of all surviving administrative correspondence directed toward the Town of Tuxedo. The correspondence is organized by month and year, and dates from January 1962 until December, 1971, the Town’s final year as a unique entity.

The files include documents arising from the business of the Town of Tuxedo, including Council agendas, various accounts, balance sheets and minutes. Correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to: centennial year projects; constituent correspondence; Heuback Park; mailings: “To the Residents of Tuxedo”; Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg issues specific to Tuxedo; recreation complex; street name changes; Tuxedo Land Associates; Tuxedo Police Working Agreement. Some files include architectural drawings, blueprints and maps.

Tuxedo (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of all surviving Town of Tuxedo By-laws no. 1 to 1250; missing are no. 47 to 75 inclusive. Included are agreements, blueprints and maps. Each volume has a numerical table of contents.

Included at the end of the original by-laws are copies of various by-laws within the range of no. 107 to 267.

Tuxedo (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 8. Series consists of minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality and City of East Kildonan for the years 1914-1971. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees and the City of East Kildonan Parks Board and Recreation Board. Minute volumes contain alphabetized indexes.

East Kildonan (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 9. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality and City of West Kildonan. Included are by-laws 1-2997 and 1/62/B-56/71/A, West Kildonan Real Estate by-laws, and a financial ledger.

West Kildonan (Man.)

Agreements and Early Documents

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of agreements (originals and copies) and some of the earliest surviving documents belonging to the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. Agreements document various transactions with individuals, local clubs, companies, and other entities such as the City of Winnipeg. Common records include easement and lease agreements, employment and service contracts, and documents pertaining to public works or the regulation of municipal affairs. Many contracts and agreements have supporting documents (oaths, by-laws, schedules, etc.) and related correspondence. Early documents include copies of provincial legislation and correspondence. Caveats, notices of caveats as well as requests and approvals for sewer and water connections also appear in this series.

Most agreements and early documents filed individually according to chronological order. Various small contracts and related agreements appear together. Files may contain both documents and their original sleeves, but most documents – especially in later years – did not have any containers or labels.

St. Vital (Man.)

Financial Records

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of all surviving financial reports, financial ledgers, and other accounting records for the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. Each financial report summarizes the municipality’s financial operations on an annual basis as per the audit function. In addition to general ledgers, this series also contains ledgers documenting debentures, housing loan accounts, and tax sales. One volume records financial estimates from 1963 to 1968. Other records include sample debentures and two financial reports for the St. Vital Public Library (1967, 1970).

Series is arranged in two main groupings, financial reports and ledgers. When necessary, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Oversized items housed in separate containers.

St. Vital (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 26. Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality of Kildonan.

Kildonan (Man.)

Cultural Division

Forms part of Fonds 24. Series D consists of records that were created in the years 1997-2002 in the Division’s efforts to integrate a cultural component into all aspects of the Games. Series includes Cultural Village plans and Committee meeting minutes, Opening and Closing Ceremony plans and meeting minutes, Festival Division records, records relating to entertainers and performances, and information relating to Aboriginal Culture and Customs.

North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc.

Sports Division

Forms part of Fonds 24. Series S includes records that were created in the years 1995-2000 to serve the Division’s purpose of ensuring that each of the competitions in the North American Indigenous Games was a first class competition. Records include files on each sport included in the Games, Sports Schedules and Technical Plans, records relating to Site Teams and Venues, Operations manuals, and recorded Results and Awards.

North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc.

Committee on Finance

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the minutes, communications, and reports of the Committee on Finance, and the records of its sub-committee, the Committee on Finance Claims.

The minutes, communications, and reports of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, program administration, policy implementation, employment practices, and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of 4 subseries:

Subseries 34: Minutes, 1883-1906, 1919-1971.

Subseries 35: Communications, 1874-1971.

Subseries 36: Reports, 1874-1903.

Subseries 37: Committee on Finance Claims, 1954-1971.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Metropolitan Winnipeg Act and Procedure By-law

Series consists of multiple versions of the Metropolitan Winnipeg Act and Procedure By-law of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, as well as drafts, revisions, amendments and related reports, correspondence and inter-office memos. The records document Metro’s jurisdiction and boundaries, including the additional zone, and its powers within those boundaries. It also outlines the services Metro provided, its electoral divisions, election processes, organizational structure, terms of office, as well as the powers and responsibilities related to its key functions concerning its financial, assessment, planning, street and transit systems, waterworks and sewage disposal, and parks and civil defence divisions. By-law No. 245 further documents how Metro’s council and committees are to govern their proceedings.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Annual Reports

Series consists of reports summarizing Metro’s highlights, events, organization, and major projects within a given year. Financial statements, statistics and reproductions of photographs are also included throughout the reports. Missing from series are annual reports for 1962 and 1970. It is unclear whether a report for 1971 exists as its scheduled publication date would have succeeded the creation of Unicity on January 1, 1972.

The annual reports were compiled and edited by Metro’s Information Officer based on reports submitted by each division. Two annual reports won First Prize in Division II, Class A from the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities’ Municipal Publications Contest. Annual reports were sent to provincial and municipal governments, local organizations, libraries and media sources, financial institutions and Metro staff.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

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