Helen Richmond Young REID
1869-1941

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 WorkMcGill 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
Recreation : out-of-doors, fishing, boating, gardening
Clubs : Women’s University Club;   Women’s Canadian Club;   Montreal Women's Club
Home : 1452 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, P.Q.

The problem of the unemployed: a paper by Helen R.Y. Reid, B.A. read before the Montreal local council, received by the national executive, and ordered to be printed.


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