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New Brunswick before the Equal Opportunity Program : history through a social work lens / Laurel Lewey, Louis J. Richard, and Linda Turner.

Author/Creator:
Lewey, Laurel, 1951- author.
Publication:
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
New Brunswick -- Social policy.
New Brunswick -- Social conditions.
New Brunswick.
Social service -- New Brunswick -- History.
Social workers -- New Brunswick -- History.
Child welfare -- New Brunswick -- History.
Child welfare.
Social conditions.
Social policy.
Social service.
Social workers.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Prior to the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Program in the 1960s, most New Brunswickers, many of them Francophone, lived with limited access to welfare, education, and health services. New Brunswick's social services framework was similar to that of nineteenth-century England, and many people experienced the patronizing attitudes inherent in these laws. New Brunswick Before Equal Opportunity examines the observations and experiences of New Brunswick's early social workers, who operated under this system, and illuminates how Premier Louis J. Robichaud's Equal Opportunity Program transformed the province's social services. Authors Laurel Lewey, Louis J. Richard and Linda Turner, describe more than a century of social work history, including the work of the earliest Acadian social workers. They also address the fact that the federal government did not take responsibility for social welfare of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet people, planning for assimilation instead. Clan structures continued to be relied on while subsisting upon inadequate relief provisions."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Forweword: a landmark in the history of Canadian social work / Nérée St-Amand
Introduction
A history of the peoples of New Brunswick
Historical, economic, and political contexts of service provision
Poor law legislation and the poverty experience
Origins and development of social care agencies and networks
The evolution of child welfare
A portrait of New Brunswick's earliest social workers
The first Acadian social workers
Social workers experience child welfare : view from the trenches
Ushering in equal opportunity
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Richard, Louis J., author.
Turner, Linda, 1960- author.
St-Amand, Néré, writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9781487502539
1487502532
OCLC:
1035249221