From: "The Canadian Who's Who 1938-1939"
Vol. III, Roberts, Tunnell, Editors; Published by Trans-Canada Press, 1939
Helen Richmond Young REID - C.B.E. (1935) social worker, Educationist ; born Montreal, P.Q. daughter of Robert Reid and Eliza Ann McIntosh. Educated: kindergarten girls’ high school ; McGill University (gold medallist ) BA. 1899; LL,D. 1921 ; Germany and Switzerland ; Queen’s University, LL.D, 1916.
Gov. fellow of McGill University, 15 yrs.; director of Montreal School of Social Work; McGill School of Grad Nurses; Financial Federation; Council of Social Agencies; member of board. of governors, Victorian Order of Nurses of Canada, vice-president of Canadian Council on Child and Family Welfare; hon president of the Montreal Family Welfare Association ; Montreal Health Services of Financial Federation; director of the Montreal Child Welfare Association; chairman of the immigration section of the Canadian. National Comte. Mental Hygene; director of Frontier CoIlege; former member of Dominion Health Council; Govt. Repatriation Comn.; convener, Canadian Patriotic Fund ; honorary President of the Montreal municipal chapter of I.O.D.E.;
Awarded Medaille de Reconnaissance by the French government for service to French reservist families in Canada ; received the Italian Red Cross gold medal for similar service to Italian reservist families ; cr. Lady of Grace of St. John of Jerusalem, by the late king George V; awarded King's Jubilee Medal 1935 ; Coronation Medal 1937 ;
Editor and collaborator of ‘‘The Canadian Ukrainians’’, ‘‘The Canadian Japanese’’, and translator from French and German, articles on health, vols., social work, citizenship, and poems for various journals and magazines.
Religion : Unitarian