Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Wessex Lecture “The Welfare Officer: The Life and Work of Welfare Officers during the First Decade after Confederation with Canada ”

Larry Peckford has put together a history and personal story of the work of Welfare Officers in the first decade of post-confederation Newfoundland and Labrador. Drawing on his own family experiences and the minutes of meetings of senior executives, departmental annual reports and publications, Larry chronicles an interesting period in the evolution of social services delivery in those early years. Included are the stories of the men and women who provided departmental leadership in recruitment, training and development and, most importantly, placing a focus on those Welfare Officers who endured the hardships of delivering an essential service to a new province after confederation with Canada.

The event will be held on Facebook Live and Zoom at 7:30 pm on January 12th 2022, via the following links:

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