Human Care Services

HUMAN CARE SERVICES in early BC were provided informally within families, institutions and tribal groups. When BC joined CONFEDERATION in 1871, the BNA Act made the province responsible for "The Establishment, Maintenance and management of Hospitals, Asylums, Charities and Eleemosynary [charitable] Institutions in and for the Province, other than Marine Hospitals." Between 1871 and 1900 the BC government passed the Municipalities Act, which made it "the duty of every city and municipality to...

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