Inventory of the
Project Ossington fonds

Inventory #F0385

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0385
Title:Project Ossington fonds
Extent:2.2 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
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.
Scope and Content:

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.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
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. 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.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000385.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-005. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Project Ossington

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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