Fonds WCA - Records of the Women's Christian Association of Belleville, Ontario

Second Annual Report of the Women's Christian Association and Home for the Friendless By-laws and other records

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CA ON00156 WCA


Records of the Women's Christian Association of Belleville, Ontario


  • 1874-2014 (Creation)

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1.1 metre of textual records
1 framed photograph

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The Women's Christian Association in Belleville, Ontario, held its inaugural meeting on 18th November, 1879. It was formed with the aim of establishing a hospital in the city, and a home for the aged. The organization was incorporated in 1907. Work started on the construction of the hospital in June 1884. In 1948 the Association turned ownership of the hospital over to the City of Belleville. The Association continued to fund healthcare related projects until 2018, when it was wound up, donating its remaining funds to Quinte Health Care toward the renovation of the Maternal Child Program at Belleville General Hospital.

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Donated by Diane Sule on behalf of the Women's Christian Association in March and April 2017.

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Reports, minutes, correspondence, press clippings and property records relating to the activities of the Women's Christian Association in Belleville, Ontario and their work in establishing the Belleville General Hospital and Home for the Aged and in administering both The Residence, later renamed The Gables, and the Tickell House, homes for older women.

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