Founded in 1910, the British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society grew out of the earlier New Westminster and Kootenay Missionary Association, informally founded in 1879 by the Rt. Rev. A.W. Sillitoe, first Bishop of New Westminster. The association was continued by the second bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Dart and was formally established in 1902. In 1910, it became the British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society. Rev. Jocelyn Perkins, minor canon and sacrist of Westminster Abbey, was secretary for most of the society's life. Special interests of the society were the episcopal endowments of New Westminster, Kootenay and Cariboo dioceses, the provincial theological college, the Columbia Coast Mission and the Provincial Board of Missions. The society was disbanded in 1965.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of letter books of the Rev. Canon Jocelyn H.T. Perkins (1870-1962), General Secretary of the BC and Yukon Church Aid Society (1910-1965) and minutes of various committees, including the Executive Committee for the BC&Yukon Church Aid Society (BC&Y.C.A.S.).
Reel 1 - Letterbooks, Vol. 1-6
Reel 2 - Letterbooks, Vol. 6-11
Reel 3 - Letterbooks, Vol. 12-18
Reel 4 - Letterbooks, Vol. 18-25; Minutes of various committees
Reel 5 - Minutes, Executive Committee of the BC&Y.C.A.S.
Finding aid available. See Microfilm collections - British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society
British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society fonds
"In 1965, the Anglican Theological College in Vancouver and the Union College of BC each received $1,000,000 from H.R. MacMillan. His gifts came with little warning and with no consultation. Succeeding generations are now raising questions about H.R. MacMillan: Who was he ? How did he acquire his vast fortune ? Why did he give to theological education ? What prompted him to give away $100 million ? Was he responding to a sense of responsibility beyond the mere transfer or resources ? Who were his advisors ? Is there anything in his pattern of philanthropy that might help others ? The author explores these questions." -- back cover.
Contents: Dedication -- Acknowledgements dated Victoria, BC, August 2007 / Robert MacRae -- The end is the beginning -- A Time to be Born -- A Time to Prepare -- A Time to Heal -- A Time to Mature --A Time to Invest -- A Time to Share -- A Time to Retire -- A Time to Endow -- A Time to Dream -- A Time to Die -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Notes and Sources -- Credits.