International Grenfell Association


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International Grenfell Association,

organization established in 1912 to aid the efforts of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865–1940), an English physician and missionary to the people of Labrador, Canada. The association has helped to make possible the building of hospitals, orphanage boarding schools, agricultural stations, and other community enterprises in Canada.
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Those schools and related dormitories were set up by Moravian missionaries or the International Grenfell Association, a Newfoundland charity established by Wilfred T.
3) His mission work along the coasts of northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador to residents thereafter became known internationally and incorporated in 1914 as the independent International Grenfell Association (IGA).
Their losses fortunately appeared to be only their wardrobes, for which the International Grenfell Association provided small sums for replacement.
From his base in St Anthony, he becomes instrumental in building a network of nursing outposts, hospitals, hospital ships, and medical services along the coast of this remote locale with the help of voluntary funding, especially from 1914 with the formation of the International Grenfell Association (an umbrella organization for American and British supporters), which network enables him to attract a steady stream of American, British, and other doctors, nurses, and workers.
As Rompkey outlines, the impetus for much of the recent publication history of biographical writing on Grenfell came from various publishers, prospective authors, and finally the executive of the International Grenfell Association, along with its British and American representatives, who had a vested interest in keeping the Grenfell "brand name" topical--all of this suggesting that Grenfell's name still held a certain cachet and, perhaps, too, might hold some cash.
Over the years Igloliorte has been involved with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, the International Grenfell Association, and the Melville Native Housing Association.
Here we find consideration of the religious-cum-medical mission work undertaken by the International Grenfell Association from the 1890s onward; the Labrador Development Company's establishment of Port Hope Simpson in the early 1930s as the centre of large-scale timbering operations; the construction of the air base at Goose Bay following the outbreak of World War II; and in the two decades after Newfoundland and Labrador's 1949 entry into Canadian confederation, the implementation of provincial resettlement schemes to consolidate dispersed outport communities into designated population centres.
These two young boys are identified in earlier and in subsequent issues specifically in relation to the improvements made to their health (Grenfell Association, 1913: 33; International Grenfell Association, 1916: 51).
Jennifer Connor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, provided me with an opportunity to present an early version of this research at a conference on the topic of the International Grenfell Association.
Managed for 20 years by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, all the activities in Newfoundland and Labrador became the responsibility of the newly formed International Grenfell Association in 1914.
Connor published a reprinted 1933 report on the activities of the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital in Twillingate that shows the degree to which the island's health care activities were closely intertwined: although the hospital did not belong to the International Grenfell Association, it remained closely tied to Grenfell, who commissioned the report and selected a Grenfell mission alumnus to undertake the medical audit and site visit.
Given this and other references to the International Grenfell Association, the manuscript would have benefited from more explanation of all things Grenfell, probably in the introduction.
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