"Located 20 minutes by car from Peterborough, Ont., [Bethany Hills] school began 20 years ago as a private, country girls' school with strong Anglican roots and lots of opportunity for outdoor sports such as lacrosse and riding. It now has a co-educational junior school, but reverts back to its girls-only roots after Grade 6". "The school still keeps its Anglican affiliation, and Toronto Bishop Ann Tottenham is listed on its donors' list, she is also a frequent visitor. Rev. Susan Sheen, the regional dean from Millbrook visits the school once a month for service, and chapel is held twice a week in the old church building".
"A Report made by a special Committee of the Council of the Provincial Synod of Ontario, to which the Canadian Council on Child and Family Welfare acted as technical consultants". -- Cover.
"This bulletin had its origin in an inquiry by Dr. Williams, late Archbishop of Huron. There was not in his mind any lack of confidence in our Church of England girls or serious apprehension on their behalf. A memorandum on this subject prepared by Canon Vernon of the Council for Social Service was considered by the Council of the Provincial Synod in April 1931, and a committee appointed to bring in a report. The report now printed is the outcome of the work of this Committee and of the survey conducted at its request by the Canadian Council on Child and Family Welfare under the guidance of its Executive Director, Miss Charlotte Whitton." -- Origin and Purpose of the Report, p. 2.
"The Committee, in offering their report wish to emphasize the fact that this study was not undertaken because of any aggravated incidence of the problems of incorrigibility, immorality, or others of similar nature within the girl life of the dioceses interested in the survey, but rather from the point of view of ascertaining just exactly what responsibilities in the way of practical service appeared to rest upon the Church in respect to the way of practical service appeared to rest upon the Church in respect to the large body of young girlhood of our Faith in these dioceses, and in what ways the Church might better equip Herself to serve and protect these thousands of young lives on the threshold of womanhood. The inquiry was carried out along two main lines, questionnaires to the clergy and personal conferences at key points in the various dioceses. The inquiry was directed in the first instance towards ascertaining some idea of the number of girls and young women of the Anglican faith, resident within the area of the dioceses; what their normal needs appeared to be, and what problems seemed to call for special service. Though 21 years of age is the age of majority within the Province of Ontario, the survey covered the group from 12 to 25 years of age because so many of the girls' workers felt that many of their problems were concerned with the older group from 21 to 25 years of age". -- p. 6.
Contents: I. Origin and Purpose of the Report dated 15 May 1930 / John Charles Roper, Archbishop of Ottawa -- II. Letter of Transmittal dated 24 September 1932 / Charlotte Whitton -- III. Conferences in Connection with the Study -- Better Provision for the Protection of Girl Life in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario ... IV. Results of Field Study -- V. Findings and Recommendations -- VI. Appendix.
Includes tables of statistics e.g. Populations of "Girls 12 to 25 Years of Age" in six Ontario dioceses, "Unmarried Mothers of the Anglican Faith: Ontario, 1930-31, and "Anglican Children in Ontario Child Caring Institutions".
Contents: [List of] Publications of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada Available for Distribution -- The Girl Guide Movement in Canada / Mrs. M.C. Payne -- Some Ways in Which Readers of the Bulletin May Help with the Empire Settlement Work of the Council for Social Service.
"In taking up the subject of the Girl Guide Movement in Canada and its effect on the adolescent girl, we are dealing with a subject which is of widespread interest. In all classes of the community, in all churches, girls' work has come more and more to the front. Its object is to train our girls not only to take the places of the present leaders, and to guide them into larger fields of usefulness, but primarily `to prepare them to be future mothers of our race' [text in single quotes in italics in original]. No time can be considered too long, no work too heavy, no effort too widespread, to train, strengthen and advise our girls, during the period of early and late adolescence". -- p. 3.
Author described as "of the staff of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada".
Contents: Publications of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada -- The Girls' Friendly Society / By Miss Ethel Campbell, Central Secretary of the Society in Canada.
"Much misunderstanding has existed in the minds of many people in this country in regard to the Girls' Friendly Society. As they understand it, it is a Society which exists solely for the benefit of domestic servants, most of whom have come from England. Could any opinion be more beknighted and unjust ? Surely a movement, as wide as the world and having as its object the raising of the standard of a womanly character, can never be confined to, nor concerned, with one class only. Its aim is to touch every girl in the land, high or low, rich and poor, who is pure in heart, and through them, the national life. But we must not expect the girl to come to us, -- we must go to the girl (p. 20)". "It is more than a matter of parochial importance, this crusade for purity. It is a great world-wide movement which, with God's help, will increase in momentum as time goes by until the forces of evil which threaten to undermine our national life have been crushed under foot, though, perhaps, never entirely wiped out (pp. 20-21)".
Contents divided into sub-sections: Origin and Development -- Presidents -- The Three Central Rules -- Objects -- Membership -- Associates -- Honorary Associates -- Branches -- Organization -- Departments -- Commendation -- Missions -- Candidates -- Lodges -- Holiday Houses -- Literature -- Social Service -- Finances.
"Havergal College in Toronto has been educating generations of young women for more than 100 years and maintaining that distinction remains at the forefront as the college looks to the future. Ellen Knox who saw her role as 'nation building', founded the independent day and boarding school for girls from junior kindergarten to senior year in 1894." "There are 958 students at Havergal College. A few are boarders, some are international students, and the others come from the Greater Toronto Area. 'We would probably have at least 30 religions represented although we have continued our affiliation to the Anglican church. People are very clear when they make the decision to come here that our base of worship is Anglican, although we are very ecumenical in our practices,' [college principal] Ms. [Susan] Ditchburn says".
"The purpose of the Bulletin is to present to its readers various, and sometimes differing, view-points on social subjects. Its object is, therefore, information and not propaganda. The Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse all, or any, of the opinions expressed in its publications". -- p. 3.
Contents: Immigration I -- At the Office of the Council for Social Service -- The Work of the Port Chaplain -- Work of the War Service Commission -- Deaconess Appointed to Assist the Immigration Chaplain at Quebec -- Welcome and Welfare Work Among Women and Girls -- The Council for Social Service and the W.A. -- A Tribute to the Work and Faith of St. Faith's Home, Toronto -- The Girls' Friendly Society at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ont. -- Lantern Views of Our Church Summer Schools -- Death of Dr. Matthew Wilson, K.C., L.L.D.
"Immigration is a subject in which everyone in Canada is interested, and one on which everyone has opinions. This is only natural, and indeed proper, because it is a problem that effects everyone personally and individually. The immigrant that knocks at our gates today is our neighbour tomorrow, our fellow citizen, our competitor whom we must meet in every walk of life. About such, we naturally feel curiosity, even anxiety. What manner of man is he, and how will his presence affect us ? Will he be a good citizen, will he conform to our ways, will he be companionable ? Will he understand our ideals and our traditions ? And lastly, how will his presence affect our welfare, the wages, we earn, our standards of living ? Such are the questions we constantly ask, and as constantly find we cannot answer. A close examination of some of these problems will repay our attention" (p. 3). "We may now summarise the conclusions with regard to immigration and wages. 1. It lowers the general average of all wages. 2. I raises the rate of wages for individual workmen in all classes, except the highest and lowest. 3. It lowers the rate for all workmen in the highest and lowest. We may ask, what would have been the rates of wages in Canada is no immigrants had ever entered ? We shall recall that we have already demonstrated that the population of Canada would have been not far short of what it is, had that happened, and the labour market in all its grades would have been supplied with native instead of immigrant stock. Had this been so we would simply have had a class of unskilled Canadian labour such as we have not got now. The real fact is that the immigrant has carried the native-born on his shoulders. He has supplies the market for unskilled labour. It is he who has built our railway and hewed our wood and drawn our water for us, and created the wealth that makes us rich" (p. 14).
Immigration I divided into sub-section: Immigration and Population -- A Falling Birth-Rate -- Emigration to the United States -- The New Emigration and the Old -- Gain or Loss ? -- The Economic Effects of Immigration.
"In the diminutive maritime town of Mahone Bay, N.S. (pop. 1,000) a youth tradition begun in 1960 is still going strong: the Church Boys' League (CBL), headquartered at the picturesque, red-and-white Anglican Church of St. James. And while there used to be a number of such Anglican-affiliated leagues across Canada, the St. James CBL may be the last of its kind. Each week, some 35 boys, ages 5 to 14, proudly don blue shirts with white heraldic logos and gather at the seaside church in Lunenburg County for activities encompassing sports, pet care, the environment, first aid, boating skills, canoemanship and churchmanship. ... It was started by St. James's rector at the time, the Rev. Henry [sic i.e. Harry] Corbin, and his wife, Barbara, and welcomed boys of any or no religious background" (p. 1, 19). "Not to neglect the distaff side, about 10 years ago, St. James established the Church Girls' League (CGL). Every Tuesday evening about 30 participants -- ages 5 to 15, wearing purple-crested pink shirts -- meet for an hour at the church. 'The girls' group was loosely based on an earlier group called the Junior Auxiliary, which kind of went dry quite a few years ago', says Christine Wissler, one of three Girls' League leaders and wife of the Rev. Ian Wissler, rector of St. James" (p. 19).
That this Synod has heard with great satisfaction of the new policy for work amongst Teen-age girls as adopted by the G.B.R.E. and the Dominion Board and the W.A., and desires to commend it to the Church; we would especially express our gratification that a unified policy for the Church's work in this field has been agreed upon both as to the programme and as to field work; we congratulate the two Boards concerned in having secured the services of Miss Evelyn Mills (until recently Lt. Commander in the WRENS) as Dominion Girls' Work Supervisor, and would express the hope that she will be given a most hearty welcome by the Diocesan authorities. CARRIED in both Houses.
That the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada offer its grateful thanks to Mrs. Carrington for her work in connection with the Church's work among girls and especially in forwarding Youth Leadership among them. CARRIED in both Houses.
Resolved, That Subsections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 of Section I Parochial Department be adopted.
[I. THE PAROCHIAL DEPARTMENT divided into sub-sections: 1. Religious Education Through the Home; 2. The Little Helpers; 3. Council on Boys' Work; 4. Council on Girls' Work; 6. The Problem of the Scattered Rural Community; 7. Pupils' Examinations. See: The Second Triennial Report of the General Board of Religious Education of the Church of England in Canada 1921-1924, pages 233-240 NOT included in electronic text.]