of Alberta

Welcome Home Community fonds

Accession 2023.001

Title and physical description

Welcome Home Community fonds. – 1996-2002. – 5 cm of textual records.

Biographical/Administrative History

The Mennonite Society for the Aid of Children and Families was formed by a group of Mennonite pastors and laypersons in early 1996 at the suggestion of the Hon. Mike Cardinal, Minister of Family and Social Services of the Government of Alberta. Its founding leaders were Ike Glick and Dave Hubert. By November 1996 the society had  contracted with the Ministry of Family and Community Services to develop a pilot project to assist families under stress through community living, inspired by the African proverb “It takes a whole village to raise a child”.  Operating under the name Welcome Home Community, it was established in April 1997 in an apartment building at 16415 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton. By June 1998 it relocated to 11009 – 127 Street. The project required a paid staff supported financially by the provincial government. Due to budgetary cutbacks, it closed in February 2002.

Custodial History

Following the dissolution of the Mennonite Society for the Aid of Children and Families, its records were stored in the office of Mennonite Central Committee Alberta in Calgary.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, an audit statement, brochures, procedures manuals, newsletters, calendars of events, and a news clipping.

Source of Acquisition

The fonds was donated by the Mennonite Central Committee Alberta.

File List

1-1  Welcome Home Community records. – 1996-1997

1-2 Welcome Home Community records. – 1998-1999

1-3  Welcome Home Community records. – 2000-2002