Fonds F0385 - Project Ossington fonds

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Project Ossington fonds

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2.2 m of textual records

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Project Ossington was opened in 1967 on Portland Street, Toronto, as a hostel for distressed children. It soon moved premises to Ossington Avenue, Toronto (1968). The hostel took in all young people including those turned away from other facilities. A strict regimen was followed at the hostel. It was closed in 1971 by its director, Mrs. Patricia Whitehead, because of a drop in attendance. In its four years of existence it was host to 3,000 youths.

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The fonds consists of records of the Project Ossington and includes correspondence and papers, 1968-1971; financial records, 1968-1971; reports, 1968-1971; case histories, 1969-1971; journals, 1968-1971; Board of Directors files, 1968-1971; grant applications, 1970-1971; building plans, 1968-1969; legal documents and by-laws, 1968-1971; rules and regulations, 1968-1971; statistics, 1969-1971; publicity, 1968-1971; printed material, 1969-1971; Project 1969, Project 1970, and Project 1971 files.

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Access is restricted. Written permission to view closed files must be obtained from Mrs. E.P. Whitehead and be directed to the Archivist, York University. Case history files are closed.

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No publication of the names of hostel guests or their next of kin is permitted. Hostel guests and their next of kin may not be contacted.

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File list appended as a .PDF document.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-005. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Updated wording in accruals. Added URL for online finding aid.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD and published.
2018/11/13 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid.

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