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[Allied Indian and Metis Society Grant]

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Date
1972 April 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 April 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Vancouver - A half-way house for Indian and Metis former convicts has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Rt. Rev. T.D. Somerville, Anglican Bishop of New Westminster, will make the presentation to the Allied Indian and Metis Society in Vancouver on April 13.
The grant will be used to pay the salary of a counsellor for one year at the Society's newly-acquired residential centre, 2716 Clark Drive, Vancouver.
Currently, five ex-inmates are living at the centre and participating in the Society's self-help adjustment program.
The Indian and Metis Society was formed in 1970 by members of the Indian and Metis Educational Club at the B.C. Penitentiary. Their object was to form an all-Indian half-way house to help former inmates successfully resettle in their communities after serving prison terms.
"They have gone to extraordinary efforts to bring in from the `outside' a group of interested citizens, mostly Indian, of all faiths, to form this Society," said AIMS recording secretary Mrs. G.L. Bursill-Hall.
"We consider our half-way home unique in its conception, vigorous at birth, and we are optimistic for its future," she added.
Sessions at the centre include personal management of finances, leadership training, Indian-culture education, personal problem-solving and group therapy.
Most of the Society's directors are native Indians.
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For additional information, please contact:
Rev. E.D. Powell
The Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster
692 Burrard Street
Vancouver 1, B.C.
Telephone: 684-6306
Mrs. G.L. Bursill-Hall
Corresponding Secretary
Allied Indian and Metis Society
2716 Clark Drive
Vancouver, B.C.
Telephone: (Home) 604-922-6869
Subjects
Allied Indian and Metis Society (Vancouver, B.C.)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Metis - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Ex-convicts - Canada
Church work with ex-convicts - Anglican Church of Canada
Halfway houses - Canada
Halfway houses - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) - Grants
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[Anglican Church Campaign to Increase Adoptions in Nova Scotia]

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Date
1967 June 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1967 June 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Officials of the Department of Public Welfare have expressed thanks to the Anglican Church of Canada for its cooperation in a recent campaign to increase adoptions throughout the province.
There were 46 inquiries from married couples to the provincial coordinator for adoption services following the month-long campaign, according to a statement received by the church's social service department.
It is the first example of co-operation between the Anglican Church and provincial authorities in the adoption field. Church organized officials say they hope such a campaign might also be organized in other provinces.
Anglican clergy were asked by Rt. Rev. W.W. Davis, Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, to preach on adoption, or conduct a discussion in their churches and to circulate an adoption brochure produced by several denominations.
At present, 21 of the couples that made inquiries have completed or are in the process of completing their adoption.
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Subjects
Adoption - Law and legislation - Nova Scotia
Adoption - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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