Two files of planning studies done by Phyllis Amber in 1984-1985 while working as a consultant for the Mount Sinai Hospital Center before their move to Montreal. One file about work as Interim Director of the Women's Division of AJCS in the late 1970s. One file about work done as the staff person f…
Two files of planning studies done by Phyllis Amber in 1984-1985 while working as a consultant for the Mount Sinai Hospital Center before their move to Montreal. One file about work as Interim Director of the Women's Division of AJCS in the late 1970s. One file about work done as the staff person for the Fait français committee of AJCS from 1970 to 1982. Includes news clippings about the committee and about ethnic leadership in Quebec as of 1982. The committee documents include minutes, programs, reports on programs, evaluation questionnaires, and other papers. Added a week later: 5 more files of studies done for the Mount Sinai Hospital, and one file about Rencontre '71 (cultural programming in French associated with the Fait Francais committee). Also Phyllis Amber's thesis written with Irene Lipper for their MSW (Master's of Social Work) from McGill Unviersity, titled "Towards an Understanding of Moroccan Jewish Family Life. (1968).
History / Biographical
A native of Montreal, Phyllis Amber obtained her B.A. from Sir George Williams University in 1966 and her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from McGill University in 1968, specializing in Community Organization and Planning. She worked as a Planning Associate for Allied Jewish Community Services (now Federation CJA) from 1968-1982, where the Planning Department studied and researched changing needs, lacks and gaps in the community to determine where services should be developed and funded. In this position she staffed various lay committees and commissions according to priorities established by the Planning Committee, among them the Fait français committee, which was created in response to the rise in Quebec nationalism starting from the Quiet Revolution of 1968 and continuing through the election of the Parti québéois in 1976. After leaving AJCS, she served as Planning Consultant to the Mount Sinai Hospital Center through the 1980s, where she developed position papers and proposals for planned new missions and programs related to the move from the Laurentians to Montreal. Phyllis Amber died on February 12, 2023
The collection was donated on Dec. 16 and 22, 2015 by Phyllis Amber.