MacKINNON, Fred R. Reflections : 55 Years in Public Service in Nova Scotia. (Black Point, Nova Scotia / Halifax, Nova Scotia) : "Fernwood Publishing & Maritime School of Social Work, Dalhousie University", (2004). First Edition. Pp (8),9-272. Illustrated with 29 b&w photos. 8vo (152 x 228 mm), black photo-illustrated dark grey cardcovers, with light grey lettering to covers & spine.
Frederick Ray MacKinnon (b. February 5, 1912, in Meadow Springs, Woodfield, Pictou County - d. 2006).
"Fred MacKinnon has been hailed as the outstanding public servant of his generation in Nova Scotia. During a 55-year career in government, he was a key figure in the formulation and reform of social policy for the province. In particular, he was chiefly responsible for an emphasis on the important role of private agenciues and volunteerism, the introduction of a modern system of social assistance, the extension of the child welfare service through the Children's Aid Societies, the development of a human rights program that led to the Human Rights Commission, and the establishment of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat." - from the rear cover.
Foreword by Joan Gilroy;
1. Roots, Education and Career Choices; 2. Social Welfare to 1939;
3. Beginnings, 1939-1947 : Ernest H. Blois, Mentor and Boss - The Ideal Maternity Home - British Guest Children - The Maritime School of Social Work;
4. Deputy Head to Deputy Minister, 1947-1959: Introduction - From Poor Relief to Social Assistance - Children in Conflict with the Law - The Mentally Challenged - The Springhill Mine Disasters - Appeals - Eve Rhyno;
5. Deputy Minister, 19S9-1980 : Introduction - Human Rights and Social Development - Africville [pp.104-107] - Cooperative Federalism and the Canada Assistance Plan - Child Welfare / Child Care - Catholic Charities of Eastern Nova Scotia - Homemaker Services - Institutional and Community Care of Children and Adults - Staff Training and Development - Aboriginal Affairs [pp.139-141] - Non-Governmental Organizations;
6. Nova Scotia's Aging Population : The Seniors' Movement, 1960-1980 - The Senior Citizens' Secretariat, 1980-1995 - University Centre for Aging and the Aged;
7. Social Welfare Pioneers : Dexter Reid Allen - Sarah Allen - Archbishop Joseph Gerald Berry - Ernest H. Blois - Black Leaders in Nova Scotia - Eliza Perley Brison - Phyllis Burns - Sister Mary Clare - Donald J. Coulter - Frank Roy Davis - Eric Joseph Dick - Elizabeth Bates Egan - Hiram Smith Farquhar - Joseph A. Grandy - Justice William Lorimer Hall - Lawrence T. Hancock - Judge Jullian Elliott Hudson - Daniel H. Johnson - Bishop John R. Macdonald - Muriel MacDougall - Phyllis MacDougall - Dr. Clyde S. Marshall - Sisters of Saint Martha - George H. Matthews - Isabel Ferguson McLellan - Frances L. Montgomery - R.H. Murray - John Naylor - Gwen Pickering - Dr. Samuel H. Prince - Lillian Romkey - Gwen Shand - Guy Sutherland - Jane Wisdom;
8. Perspectives Introduction - A Career in Social Services - Blazing New Trails [George Matthews] - Memoirs of a British Guest Child in Canada by John D. Haikings- The Ideal Maternity Home- A Survivor's Story by Bob Hartlen;
9. Final Thoughts.
Appendices : 1: Collaborators; 2. Ministers Responsible for Social Services, 1933-1980; 3. Chairs of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat, 1980-1995; 4. Significant Events in the Life of Fred R. MacKinnon. With Bibliography.