Canadian Social Gospel

International Developments

Canadian Involvement in World War I

August 4, 1914 - November 11, 1918

National Developments

Confederation: Canada is born

July 1, 1867

Manitoba Joins Confederation

1870

British Columbia Joins Confederation

1871

Rapid Urban Growth

1901 - 1911

Between 1901 and 1911, Toronto almost doubled in size; Winnipeg tripled; Vancouver grew fourfold, and Regina tenfold (Antoinides 46)

Winnipeg General Strike

May 15, 1919 - June 26, 1919

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Formed

1932

New Democratic Party Formed

1961

Academic Developments

Publication of Darwin's Origin of Species

1859

John Watson

1872 - 1924

Philosophy professor at Queen's University (Kingston) who was a Kant scholar, idealist, and later a Hegalian.

George Munro Grant

1877 - 1902

George Munro Grant served as principal of Queen's College from 1877 until 1902.

Ecclesiastical Developments

"Last Heresy" Trial of Presbyterian Church in Canada

1876

Social Service Congress

March 1914

"The Social Service congress held in Ottawa in March of 1914 was the first large-scale, co-operative, national congress to deal with a broad range of social problems."

William Ivens starts Winnipeg Labour Church

June 1918

United Church is Formed

June 10, 1925

Congregational, Methodist, and (two-thirds of) the Presbyterian Church of Canada unite to form the United Church of Canada.

William Irvine

William Irvine

1885 - 1962

Salem Bland

Salem Bland

1859 - 1950

J.S. Woodsworth

J. S. Woodsworth

1874 - 1942

Woodsworth head of CCF

1932 - 1940