Fonds MG 20, vol. 3131-3141 - Canadian Council of the Blind (Maritime Division) fonds

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Canadian Council of the Blind (Maritime Division) fonds

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NSHP MG 20, vol. 3131-3141

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1.2 m of textual records

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The Maritime Division of the Canadian Council of the Blind was formed on 22 January 1949 in Sydney, N.S. by delegates from local CCB clubs (chapters) including the Fundy Club of St. John, N.B., Fraser Club of Halifax, N.S. and Island Wide Club of Sydney, N.S. The principle objectives of the council are "to promote the wellbeing of the blind through higher education, profitable employment, social association, and to create a closer relationship between the blind and sighted..." It also aims to promote measures for the conservation of sight and prevention of blindness. The Maritime Division convenes an annual conference for its chapters, coordinates activities within its jurisdiction, and acts as a voice for provincial concerns both within the CCB and in relation to government and other organizations. The division is governed by an executive committee and is financed by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind which acts as the national service agency for the blind in Canada. The division was later reorganized with new divisions and jurisdictions established. As of 2002, these divisions are the Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Division and New Brunswick Division.

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Fonds consists of minutes of the council's annual general meetings, 1949-1985; annual reports, 1974-1985; minutes of executive meetings, 1949-1986; correspondence, 1968-1987; and financial records, 1955-1987.

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Donated by division officer, Mary Davidson, Halifax, N.S. in 1989.


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