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Council for Social Service

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Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Dr. Vance
Seconder
Archdeacon Andrew
Text
That the suggested Council of the Churches on British Migration be referred to the Executive of the Social Service Council with power to act. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
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Report of the Council for Social Service

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Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Vernon
Seconder
Bishop of Toronto
Text
Resolved, That the Section "Development of Directed Immigration" be adopted. [See pages 272-274 in the Council for Social Service report.]
Notes
[The Development of Directed Immigration
Pages 272-274 of the FOURTH TRIENNIAL REPORT OF THE COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL SERVICE TO THE GENERAL SYNOD OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA
During the winter of 1925 application forms for single men, for domestic servants and for married men to work on farms were sent to the clergy. These were accompanied by an explanatory circular issued by the Council, and in most cases by a covering commendatory letter from the bishop of the diocese. During the past winter a similar plan was adopted, the nomination forms used being those supplied by the Department of Immigration at Ottawa.
As these nominations for workers are received, copies are at once sent by the Council to its British representative, the Church of England Council of Empire Settlement, which at once seeks to fill them from Churchpeople who are recommended by their clergy in the Motherland.
After being approved by the Council of Empire Settlement these prospective settlers have to satisfy the British representatives of the Canadian Government's Department of Immigration and Colonization in England, by whom warrants enabling them to secure the reduced rates on ocean and railway journeys are then issued.
The date of sailing of the accepted settler is then cabled to the office of the Council at the Church House, Toronto, which in turn notifies the prospective employer and the port chaplain, who meets the newcomer at the Atlantic port and wires his employer when he may expect him.
The office of the Council keeps in touch with the newcomer, with his employer, and with his clergyman by correspondence, and endeavours to arrange that by visits and otherwise everything possible shall be done to enable the new settler to fit in happily and successfully in his new environment.
Thus far the plan has in the main been working well and many letters of congratulations and thanks have been received by the office from the clergy, from employers, from the newcomers themselves and, in several instances, from their relatives in England.
Of course, everything does not always work smoothly. Sometimes the Church of England Council of Empire Settlement is unable to fill the nomination. Sometimes a prospective migrant decides at the last moment not to come or to defer his sailing date. Sometimes the employer is disappointed in the worker who comes to him, and sometimes vice-versa. Second and third placements have therefore sometimes to be made.
Those who have met the newcomer under this plan of directed migration speak of them as in the main good, sound and sensible people of British stock.
There are two points that the office of the C.S.S. would like to call to the attention of the parochial clergy, many of whom have been doing splendid service to the Church, to Canada, and to the Empire in furthering the good work:
1. Early applications for workers is most desirable. At the best it takes six weeks to two months to fill a particular requisition, after it has been received at the Council's office in Toronto. Moreover, while the Council of Empire Settlement is doing its best to fill all requisitions sent forward by the C.S.S., it is not in all cases successful in doing so.
2. Inexperienced workers are more easily secured than experienced. The British Isles have been and are being pretty well combed by government and by other agencies for experienced farm workers to come to Canada, and in many parts of England there is an actual shortage to meet the local demand for agricultural workers. On the other hand there are thousands of older lads and young men entirely without farm experience but with good physique, alert minds and eager to make good, who should be anxious to come to Canada and gain their experience on the land in this country while working at a moderate wage.
Of course this whole piece of work is yet in its infancy and therefore in the experimental stage. Progress to date has convinced the Council's workers that it is very distinctly worth while. It is interesting to note that other Churches have since adopted similar plans for promoting directed British immigration.]
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
Church of England. Council of Empire Settlement
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Report of the Council for Social Service

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Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. W.G. Styles
Seconder
Canon Heeney
Prologue
The Synod then returned to consideration of the Triennial Report of the Council for Social Service, at the Section "Work of the Dominion Government in Immigration."
Moved by the Bishop of Toronto, seconded by Canon Vernon,
That the General Synod, recognizing that the Government of Canada and its Department of Immigration and Colonization have been taking steps to secure an increasing British migration to Canada, desires to pledge to co-operation of the Church of England in Canada, through its Council for Social Service and its British representatives the Church of England Council of Empire Settlement, in this matter, and at the same time to urge the calling together by the Government of Canada at the earliest possible opportunity of a Conference representing the Dominion and Provincial Governments, the Churches, all voluntary organizations interested in immigration and the transportation companies to discuss the practical details involved in carrying out a still more extended policy of preferential British Immigration, and to secure the fullest possible co-operation of all concerned.
Text
Resolved, That the preamble of the Resolution "recognizing...to Canada" be deleted.
Notes
Moved by: Canon Vernon
Seconded by: Bishop of Toronto
Resolved, That the Section `Work of the Dominion Government in Immigration' as amended be adopted.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church of England. Council of Empire Settlement
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
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Report of the Council for Social Service

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Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1927 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Saskatchewan
Seconder
Bishop of Toronto
Prologue
The presentation of the Report of the Council for Social Service was then resumed at Section "The Problem of Foreign Migration." [See pages 280-281]
Moved by Canon Vernon, seconded by the Bishop of Toronto,
That this Section "Foreign Migration" be adopted.
Moved in amendment by Rev. W.H. Davison, seconded by Mr. L.A. Hamilton,
That the last paragraph of this Section be deleted.
Text
Moved as an amendment to the Amendment by the Bishop of Saskatchewan, seconded by the Bishop of Toronto, and
Resolved, That the following words take the place of the last paragraph in the Section "The Problem of Foreign Migration": The General Synod of the Church of England in Canada recognizing the vital need of maintaining our British Connection, our British ideals and our British institutions and believing that the preponderance of continental over British immigration to Canada is likely to lower seriously existing standards of wages and living conditions, the maintenance of which is in the best interest alike of the foreign born and of those of British stock, desires to urge upon the Government of Canada the adoption of a quota policy to limit the number of certain classes of foreign born immigrants admitted during any year to not more than 50 percent of the British born admitted during the preceding year.
Notes
Moved by Canon Vernon, seconded by the Bishop of Toronto, and
Resolved, That this Section as amended be adopted.
[The Problem of Foreign Migration
Pages 280-281 of the FOURTH TRIENNIAL REPORT OF THE COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL SERVICE TO THE GENERAL SYNOD OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA
In spite of everything that has been and is being done, and the increase secured in British migration, the immigration from other countries than Great Britain still greatly exceeds that of the British born, and that in spite of the fact that the assisted passage rates are not available for them. The official figures for the twelve months ending March 31st last are:--
From Great Britain ...... 49,784
From United States .... 21,025
From other countries ... 73,182
During the same period 56,957 Canadians returned from the United States, made up as follows:--
Canadian Born ........................................ 49,255
British Subjects with Canadian Domicile .... 5,326
Naturalized Canadians ............................ 2,376
British Immigration should surely at least be in the ratio of two to one of immigration from Continental Europe.
It would seem, therefore, that not only must the most heroic measures be adopted by the Government and by all interested in immigration but that it is desirable that the General Synod should seriously consider the advisability of memorializing the Government to adopt a quota policy limiting the number of certain classes of continental immigrants each year to not more than 50 per cent of the British immigrants of the preceding twelve months.]
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
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Report of the Council for Social Service

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Saskatchewan
Seconder
Bishop of Keewatin
Text
Resolved, That
Resolution II
1. The General Synod of the Church of England in Canada expresses its appreciation of the steps thus far taken by the Department of Immigration and Colonization of the Government of Canada in the direction of showing at the present juncture a preference for immigration from the British Isles. It desires to urge upon the Department the vital need of extending its provisions to ensure the happy, satisfactory and permanent settlement of the immigrant in Canada.
2. The General Synod expresses its approval of the work done by the Council for Social Service to ensure the welcome and welfare of the newcomer, recommends the formation of local welcome and welfare Committees at all places in which immigrants settle, and urges upon the Clergy and Churchpeople generally the duty of welcoming the newcomers at the earliest opportunity to our Church life and activities and of linking them up with all agencies helpful to their spiritual and social welfare.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Council for Social Service - British Migration

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Toronto
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Prologue
At 3 o'clock, Colonel Stanley, C.B.E., on invitation from the Primate gave a most interesting address on the subject of British Migration, after which it was:
Text
Resolved, That
1. The General Synod of the Church of England in Canada learns with pleasure of the increasing interest taken by the Church in the Motherland in British migration to the overseas Dominions of the Empire and expresses its willingness to co-operate heartily in this matter with the Social and Industrial Committee of the National Assembly of the Church of England.
2. The General Synod approves the outline of the plan for the extension of the work of the Council for Social Service on behalf of the welcome, settlement and after care of British immigrants and hereby authorizes the Council for Social Service, when the time arrives, to make a special appeal to the Church throughout the Dominion on behalf of this immigration work.
3. The General Synod refers the above resolutions to the Executive Committee of the Council for Social Service for action.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
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Report of the Council for Social Service - Brotherhood of St. Andrew

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archdeacon McElheran
Seconder
Mr. T. Mortimer
Prologue
The Memorial from the Brotherhood of St. Andrew was then presented by Canon Vernon.
Memorial from the Brotherhood of St. Andrew
To the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada:
This Dominion Convention assembled in Winnipeg respectfully suggests that:
Whereas at the present time no well defined attempt is made by the Church to link up closely the passing on of Anglican settlers from the Old Land to the West with those points where Anglican associations and privileges are accessible.
It is desirable to operate for the above purpose through our own Council for Social Service and any allied agencies, a Central Bureau in the Church House, Westminster, London, in direct communication with another similar Bureau in Winnipeg.
NOTE - If we are to have happy and satisfied settlers in Canada, there must be better advice and guidance given to the Immigrant whilst still in the Old Land. There is a great need of increased interest and co-operation in the building up of a strong, broad, definite, Colonization policy, that would not only hold Anglicans for the Church; but through proper environment establish them as God fearing, loyal, industrious citizens of our Great Dominion.
Text
Resolved, That the Report be referred to the Executive Committee of the Council for Social Service.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
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Report of the Council for Social Service - Immigration

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Date
1937 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1937 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Alderman Wilson
Seconder
Canon Clough
Prologue
The Committee recommends that the Church should make no general recommendations for or against greater immigration but is of the opinion that vigilance should be exercised to see the proper proportion of immigrants are British. The Committee recommends that the present policy of the Council should be continued, namely, the welcome and welfare work.
Text
That Recommendation No.3 on Immigration, be amended to read as follows:
Resolved that this Synod recommends to the Department of Immigration that vigilance should be exercised to see that the proper proportion of immigrants are British. The Committee recommends that the present policy of the Council should be continued, namely, the welcome and welfare work. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Council for Social Service - Immigration

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Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. H.C. Farthing
Seconder
Archdeacon G.F. Scovil
Text
That this General Synod is of the opinion
1. That the Canadian Government should be ready to:
(a) Accept the present standing offer of the British Government to assume 75 percent of the cost for the selection, transportation and settlement of their emigrants, provided the Dominion (and other Commonwealth) Government assume 25 percent.
(b) Establish after the war a bureau of Canadian representatives of the highest educational and cultural standards in Britain to present our case to the British Peoples.
2. That the Church's interest and desires in this may better be promoted by intergroup consultations and action, than by any one society or Church, and that therefore, with the co-operation of other interested societies (e.g. those at present in the C.S.C.C.), an Inter-Group Standing Committee be established to,
(a) Watch British and European developments;
(b) Bring pressure on the Federal Government to, (i) promote immigration and (ii) to establish an adequate quota of British immigration;
(c) Educate all classes of Canadian public opinion concerning the need for immigration with special reference to British immigration.
3. That so far as Churches are concerned their best effort may be made in assisting the Government in the selection, interim care, and placement of immigrants rather than by themselves bringing out groups of immigrants.
4. That the Churches develop a close contact with parent Churches in Britain in order to develop mutual action in this regard.
CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Council for Social Service : Section II : "Immigration and Port Chaplaincy Work"

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Rev. S.H. Prince
Text
1. That General Synod, firmly of the opinion that a continued generous policy of Immigration is both wise and necessary, respectfully requests the Federal Government to strengthen the appeal to prospective settlers by instituting more adequate planning in respect of the reception accorded them at ports of entry, their absorption in industry and their earlier eligibility for our social insurances and services.
2. In addition, the Synod recommends that specific measures of assistance be extended to help meet the passage and settlement costs of settlers here from the United Kingdom in line with arrangements offered to Commonwealth countries by the British Government.
3. Further, as an acknowledgement of their British citizenship and as an aid to the economy of the British West Indies, the Synod urges that a greater number of their population be encouraged and permitted to settle in Canada.
4. The Synod is constrained to draw attention to the deplorable plight of many refugees and displaced persons and would impress upon congregations and parish organizations the need for sponsoring groups for the care of such refugees, either through the World Council of Churches or otherwise. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Refugees - Canada
Refugees - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Great Britain - Emigration and immigration
West Indians - Canada
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