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North-West Territories. Executive Council

  • GA 133
  • Primary Agency
  • 1897-1905

In 1897, the structure of the Executive Committee, which governed the North-West Territories, was revised through an amendment to the North-West Territories Act. Effective October 7, 1897, the territories were governed by an Executive Council consisting of a Premier and Cabinet formally appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Following their appointments, every member of the Executive Council, including the premier, had to stand for re-election. The Executive Council was responsible for initiating, approving and executing Government policy and for setting the broad direction and priorities of Government.

The President of the Executive Council and Premier was Frederick William Gordon Haultain (1897-1905). John Alexander Reid served as Clerk of the Executive Council (1897-1905). Executive members served as the heads of specific government departments as follows: Attorney General; Territorial Secretary; Territorial Treasurer; Commissioner of Public Works; Commissioner of Agriculture; Commissioner of Public Instruction (1897-1901) and Commissioner of Education (1901-1905). There were also two members without portfolio who served from October 7, 1897 to October 13, 1898.

Although the powers of the Territorial Government were similar to those of the Canadian provinces, the Territories did not have control over public lands and natural resources and had limited powers of taxation. These limitations fueled the movement for responsible government, which led the federal government to create two new provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, out of part of the North-West Territories, on September 1, 1905. The structure of the territorial Executive Council was continued by the new provincial Executive Council.

North-West Territories. Executive Committee

  • GA 134
  • Primary Agency
  • 1891-1897

Advisory Committee from 1888 to 1891 Executive Committee 1891-1897 Advisory Council replaced with Executive Committee members took an oath of office, one member was designated Chair, and the Lieutenant Governor was not included in its membership Haultain chair of committee for duration
executive government in Lieutenant Governor and Executive Committee

Haultain chairman of committee decide how to spend Dominion grant first Executive Committe Haultain, James Clinkskill, Neff, Tweed

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Welfare

  • GA 135
  • Primary Agency
  • 1944-1949

The Department of Social Welfare was established on November 2, 1944 when the Department of Reconstruction, Labour and Public Welfare was split to form the Department of Social Welfare, the Department of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation and the Department of Labour. At its establishment, the department was organized into an Administrative Division, Welfare Services Division, Child Welfare Branch, Old Age and Blind Persons' Pensions Branch and Social Aid Branch. The department was also responsible for a home for the infirm and an industrial school for boys.

The Administrative Division included the offices of the deputy minister, chief clerk and accountant and was responsible for the department's financial and records management.

The Welfare Services Division was comprised of field staff to provide the services and programs offered by the department from offices throughout the province. Delivery of services was also achieved through a network of twenty-seven inspection districts.

The Child Welfare Branch provided programs and services that assisted disadvantaged children and families. Services offered included: child protection; adoption; foster care through children's aid societies, hostels and shelters; programs for juvenile delinquents; mothers' allowances; and services for British war guests.

The Old Age and Blind Persons' Pensions Branch administered pensions to the aged and blind, and recovered the pensions from the estates of deceased pensioners.

The Social Aid Branch administered resources to those needing financial assistance. Aid was administered by field staff around the province.

Institutions managed and operated by the department included the Industrial School for Boys, a residence and school for delinquent boys, located in Regina and the Home for the Infirm located in Wolseley. It provided residence and care for the aged and infirm. In 1948, a nursing home was also established in Regina.

A Corrections Branch was established upon the transfer of the administration of provincial jails from the Department of Public Works on April 1, 1947. The branch was responsible for the men's jails at Regina, Prince Albert and Moosomin and the women's jail at Prince Albert. At its establishment, the branch also assumed responsibility for the Industrial School for Boys.

The Department of Social Welfare was discontinued on March 31, 1949 with the establishment of the Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation

  • GA 136
  • Primary Agency
  • 1949-1965

The Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation was established on April 1, 1949 upon the amalgamation of the Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. At its establishment, the department was organized into the following branches and divisions: Child Welfare Branch; Corrections Branch; Old Age Pensions Branch; Social Aid Branch; Veterans' Rehabilitation Branch; Welfare Services Division; Administration Division; Home for the Infirm; and Regina Nursing Home.

The Child Welfare Branch provided programs and services that assisted disadvantaged children and families, and included protection, adoption, foster care, the education of blind children, and assistance for unmarried parents.

The Corrections Branch managed and operated the province's jails. As well, it provided programs and services aimed at the rehabilitation of offenders. Other responsibilities of the branch included the Industrial School for Boys (renamed the Saskatchewan Boys' School in 1950) along with parole and probation programs.

The Old Age Pensions Branch administered pensions to the aged and blind, and recovered pensions from the estates of deceased pensioners. The Social Aid Branch administered resources to persons needing financial assistance or rehabilitation. Services offered included social assistance, mothers' allowances, and vocational training for the disabled and minority groups. In the 1950-51 fiscal year, the Old Age Pensions Branch and the Social Aid Branch amalgamated to become the Public Assistance Branch.

The Veterans' Rehabilitation Branch was responsible for the settlement of veterans on Crown lands, for the annual inspection of lands settled by veterans and for the administration of the land clearance project in the Carrot River area.

The Welfare Services Division (by 1951, Branch) was comprised of field staff to deliver the services offered by the department from regional offices and inspection districts throughout the province.

The Administration Division was responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the department, such as accounting, institutional purchasing, personnel, and transportation and housing services for staff.

Institutions managed and operated by the department included the Home for the Infirm at Wolseley and the Regina Nursing Home, both of which provided residence and care to the aged and infirm.

In 1951, the department underwent reorganization which resulted in the establishment of a Research and Planning Branch, Housing and Nursing Homes Branch, Rehabilitation Branch, Public Welfare Branch, and Civil Defence Branch.

The Research and Planning Branch was created to act as a research agency that collected and analyzed research on the operations of the department's various programs. It also provided facilities to the department's branches for research projects.

The Housing and Nursing Homes Branch incorporated all programs, services and institutions offering residence and care to the aged and infirm. It also administered programs related to the National Housing Act, in particular the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The Rehabilitation Branch was established to administer programs that assisted the disabled and minority groups in the province. Programs included vocational training and Métis farm labour projects.

The Public Welfare Branch was an amalgamation of the former Public Assistance, Child Welfare and Welfare Services Branches and provided programs and services offered by the former branches.

The Civil Defence Branch provided emergency response and assistance to natural and man-made disasters. In addition to disaster planning, it also offered training programs in disaster response and civil defence. The Civil Defence Branch was discontinued in April 1961 when its responsibilities were transferred to the newly-established Saskatchewan Emergency Measures which reported to Executive Council. Responsibility for emergency measures and planning was transferred back to the department in November 1962 and the Emergency Welfare Services Branch was established.

The Bureau on Alcoholism was created in November 1953. It administered programs that offered education and treatment to persons afflicted with alcoholism. The Bureau also conducted research into alcoholism and its treatment.

The Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation was discontinued on April 30, 1965 with the establishment of the Department of Welfare.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Welfare

  • GA 137
  • Primary Agency
  • 1965-1972

The Department of Welfare was established on May 1, 1965 and repealed The Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Act (S.S. 1949, c. 10). It provided for the department, its staff, departmental organization, powers and duties, and other miscellaneous provisions necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the department. At its establishment, the department was organized into eight branches: Staff Services; Public Assistance; Child Welfare; Housing and Special-care Homes; Corrections; Rehabilitation; Regional Services; and Emergency Welfare, along with the Bureau on Alcoholism. Programs and services were offered through a network of eleven regions in the province.

The Staff Services Branch provided administrative services for the department, including accounting, records management, procurement, legal services, human resources, research and planning.

The Public Assistance Branch provided programs to residents of the province who demonstrated financial need. Programs included social aid, aid to dependent families, old age assistance, disabled and blind persons' allowances, and deserted wives and children's assistance.

The protection and care of children in need was provided by the Child Welfare Branch. Programs offered included protection services, support to unmarried mothers, adoption services, foster care and institutional care for children not suitable for foster care.

The Housing and Special-care Homes Branch offered programs and residence for aged, needy and blind persons, as well as residence for low-income families throughout Saskatchewan.

The Corrections Branch administered correctional services to offenders through its three correctional centres, as well as rehabilitation, parole and probation services.

Vocational rehabilitation programs and services were offered to the province's disabled by the Rehabilitation Branch. The branch also administered academic and vocational training programs to Métis groups in the province.

The Regional Services Branch administered a network of ten regions that delivered public assistance, child welfare, vocational rehabilitation, corrections and geriatric programs and services throughout the province. Regional offices were located at Regina, Weyburn, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Fort Qu'Appelle, Yorkton, Melfort, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford and Meadow Lake.

The Emergency Welfare Services Branch oversaw programs and services that provided response and relief after natural and man-made disasters. The branch also made available mobile disaster assistance to other provinces and to the United States.

The Bureau on Alcoholism administered programs that offered education and treatment to persons afflicted with alcoholism. The Bureau also conducted research into alcoholism and its treatment. Responsibility for the Bureau was transferred to the Department of Public Health in November 1965.

In 1968, a major reorganization of the department took place, aimed at further decentralizing authority and responsibility of the department's programs and services. The department's internal administration was organized into five branches: Administration; Personnel; Staff Training; Information and Public Relations; and Research and Statistics. An Operations Division was established to deliver services offered by the department to residents of the province. The previous network of regional offices was maintained, with each lead by a regional director. As well, the province's correctional, child care, rehabilitation and geriatric centres were organized under the division. The Program Division was responsible for the assessment and modification of programs offered by the department. It consisted of a director and eight consultants specializing in program areas of the department.

The Department of Welfare was discontinued on May 12, 1972 with the establishment of the Department of Social Services.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Welfare. Corrections Branch

  • GA 138
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1947-1949

The Corrections Branch of the Department of Social Welfare was established on April 1, 1947 when responsibility of the administration of provincial correctional institutions was transferred from the Department of Public Works. This transfer stemmed from recommendations made by the 1946 Saskatchewan Penal Commission. At its establishment, Hugh G. Christie was appointed as Director of Corrections and reported to the deputy minister of the department.

Correctional institutions operated and administered by the branch included the provincial men's jails at Regina, Prince Albert and Moosomin and the women's jail at Prince Albert. The branch also assumed operation of the Industrial School for Boys in Regina.

A key focus of the branch was to incorporate recommendations made by the Penal Commission to move away from a punitive approach to corrections to one emphasizing rehabilitation. This focus lead to the introduction of expanded vocational, physical and academic training opportunities for offenders, as well as spiritual and emotional counselling from staff psychologists and psychiatrists, and representatives from the John Howard Society, church groups and service clubs.

Adult probation and juvenile parole and probation divisions of the branch were established in 1948 and were located in Regina.

The Department of Social Welfare was discontinued on March 31, 1949. Programs and services of the Corrections Branch continued under the Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation. Corrections Branch

  • GA 139
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1949-1965

The Corrections Branch of the Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation was established on April 1, 1949 in conjunction with the establishment of the department. All services and programs of the preceding Department of Welfare's Corrections Branch were continued under the new department. Directors of the branch included Hugh G. Christie (1949-1951), J.V Fornataro (1951-1958), J.R. Mather (1958-1964) and M.E. Rubin (1964-1965). The director reported to the department's Deputy Minister (1949-1958), then to the Director of Welfare (1958-1965).

Correctional institutions administered and operated by the branch included the provincial men's jails in Regina, Prince Albert and Moosomin (closed in 1949), the women's jail at Prince Albert, and the Industrial School for Boys in Regina (renamed Saskatchewan Boys' School in 1950). Responsibility for the Saskatchewan Boys' School was transferred to the department's Child Welfare Branch in 1959. Additional institutional, minimum-security work camps were established throughout the province in the 1950s.

Following the correctional model established by the Department of Welfare's Corrections Branch, continued emphasis was placed by the branch on rehabilitation programs and services for offenders. This included academic, vocational and physical training, as well as emotional and spiritual counselling from trained staff along with representatives from the John Howard Society, church groups and service clubs.

Divisions within the branch continued existence for adult parole and probation, and juvenile parole and probation. By 1952, services provided by the divisions were delivered by field staff of the Regional Services Division of the department's Public Welfare Branch. Legislation was passed in 1959 that directed the transfer of the care and treatment of juvenile delinquents to the Child Welfare Branch.

The Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation was discontinued on April 30, 1965. Services and programs of the Corrections Branch were continued under the Department of Welfare.

Saskatchewan. Special Committee on Election Procedures and Expenditures

  • GA 14
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1969

The Special Committee on Election Procedures and Expenditures was formed on February 17, 1969 during the Second Session of the Sixteenth Legislature. A Steering Committee, comprised of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, was established during the course of the Committee's meetings to outline points for discussion and to present a work schedule. The Committee met sixteen times throughout 1969, and presented its Final Report on December 31, 1969.

Members of the Special Committee on Election Procedures and Expenditures were: R.A. Heggie, MLA (Hanley)(Chairman); R. Romanow, MLA (Saskatoon-Riversdale) (Vice-Chairman); Hon. A.C. Cameron, MLA (Maple Creek); I.H. MacDougall, MLA (Souris-Estevan); A. Matsalla, MLA (Canora); D.M. McPherson, MLA (Regina South West); A. Mitchell, MLA (Bengough); and E.C. Whelan, MLA (Regina North West).

Staff members for the Committee were: E.D. Bayda, Q.C. (Legal Counsel); E.C. Malone, L.L.B. (Legal Counsel Assistant); G.L. Barnhart (Secretary); R.F. Beeson (Research Officer); and D. Ritchie (Research Assistant).

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Welfare. Corrections Branch

  • GA 140
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1965-1968

The Corrections Branch of the Department of Welfare was established on May 1, 1965 in conjunction with the establishment of the department. All services and programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation's Corrections Branch were continued under the new department. The branch director, M.E. Rubin, reported to the department's Director of Welfare.

Correctional institutions administered and operated by the branch were located in Regina (men's) and Prince Albert (men's and women's). In addition, several minimum-security work camps were located throughout the province. Programs and services offered by the branch provided offenders with opportunities for academic, vocational and physical training, as well as emotional, spiritual and family counselling. Parole services were coordinated through the institutions in cooperation with the National Parole Board.

The Corrections Branch operated in conjunction with the department's Regional Services Branch in the delivery of probation services by field staff through a network of regional offices around the province.

As a result of departmental reorganization in 1968, the operation and administration of correctional institutions and work camps was transferred to the Institutions Branch. Probation services were transferred to the Operations Branch.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Welfare. Institutions Branch

  • GA 141
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1968-1972

The Institutions Branch of the Department of Welfare was established in 1968 upon a reorganization of the department. As part of the reorganization all correctional, child care, geriatric and special-care institutions operated by the department were made the responsibility of the branch. The branch director, O.H. Driedger, reported to the Associate Deputy Minister (Operations).

Correctional institutions included men's centres in Regina and Prince Albert, and the Pine Grove women's centre in Prince Albert. Offenders at these facilities were: adults serving less than two years; were remanded while awaiting trial or sentencing; or were sentenced to a federal penitentiary but were awaiting decision from the Court of Appeal. As part of the operation of the institutions, the branch offered offenders various academic, physical and vocational training programs, as well as emotional, spiritual and family counselling.

Child welfare institutions provided care for delinquent and emotionally disturbed youth and those requiring emergency or short-term foster care. Saskatchewan Boys' School in Regina offered residence and programs to delinquent and socially maladjusted boys aged 12 to 15. The Roy Wilson Centre in Sedley provided similar services to girls aged 12 to 16. Dales House in Regina and Kilburn Hall in Saskatoon offered emergency and short-term foster care.

Geriatric and special-care institutions included the Provincial Geriatric Centres at Melfort (Parkland Hospital) and Swift Current (Palliser Hospital), and the Wolseley Centre (Lakeside Home) operated by the branch. As well, a network of small nursing homes and assisted-living units were financially supported, licensed and inspected by the branch.

The Institutions Branch ceased existence on May 12, 1972 when the Department of Welfare was discontinued. The operation of the department's institutions was continued under the Department of Social Services.

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