Fonds MS-11-3 - Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

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Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

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  • 1963 - 1978 (Creation)

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90 cm of textual records

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(1954 -)

Administrative history

The Community Planning Association of Canada was established in Ottawa in 1946. Financed by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) through the National Housing Act, the association had as its aim the education and involvement of community members in local planning initiatives.

As the central organization grew, provincial divisions were formed. In 1954 the first information session for CPAC Nova Scotia was held in Windsor, and the provincial chapter has since been involved in the national organization through National Council meetings. In Nova Scotia, CPAC is active in community planning, conference planning, consultation to local government, and in bringing together community members over planning issues.

The Nova Scotia Division of CPAC is run by a board of governors with executive and program committees.

Custodial history

Records were acquired by Dalhousie University Archives in three accessions. The majority (1980-097) were donated by Joanne Lamey, former executive director of the Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division. A second accession (2022-018) includes records largely related to Dartmouth City municipal planning , which were donated by Gerry Cassidy, community activist. A third accession (2023-021), also donated by Gerry Cassidy, contains records related to housing issues in Halifax and Dartmouth.

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Fonds comprises reports, publications, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence and general documentation illustrating the activities of the Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division.

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Much of the arrangement of files and the hand-written notes were created by Joanne Lamey, the donor of the papers.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds, MS-11-3, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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