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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections L'Arche Daybreak fonds Series
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Community Council files

Series consists of minutes of regular meetings and correspondence files of the Daybreak Community Council, established to permit participation by staff and core members in the key communication and decision making activities of the community.
The types of records include: incoming and outgoing correspondence; agendas and minutes of meetings of the council; special research reports; calendars; program proposals; event planning and administration documents.
Subjects found in the series include: Daybreak constitution; work programs; spirituality; celebration of holidays and community events; administrative and program analysis and restructuring. See file descriptions for more detailed content information.

Community files

Series consists of correspondence files collected from a number of sources within Daybreak. Where possible, the source of the file has been identified in the file level description. The files document a wide range of activities and programs in the community.
The types of records include: incoming and outgoing correspondence re: community events and activities; minutes of meetings; research reports; newsletters and publications; articles and news clippings.
Subjects found in the series include: Dayspring II; training and retreats for assistants; Daybreak and L'Arche anniversaries; Jean Vanier events; Walkathon and other fund raising events: The Woodery and other work programs; spiritual life; Children’s Home project; admission of core members; and the administration of houses.
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Deceased Core Member files

Series consists of the key admission, personal documentation, program and medical records of Daybreak core members (residents).
The types of records include: personal documents (birth certificates, medical cards, passports, etc.); admission documents; member annual review reports; individual learning program reports; special event and unusual occurrence reports; incoming and outgoing correspondence with support professionals; medical/dental treatment forms and reports; medication records; financial and legal records.
Subjects found in the series include: Daybreak work programs; medical care; psychological and behavioral reporting.
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Development Director files

Series consists of the records of the Development Director, charged with the responsibility for L'Arche Daybreak fundraising.
The types of records include: incoming and outgoing correspondence with donors, government agencies, and event venues; minutes of meetings; project and fundraising proposals; brochures and event promotional literature.
Subjects found in the series include: bequests and donations; special events, including fundraising events involving Jean Vanier; Dayspring II project; Daybreak information and promotional material.
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Property files

Series consists of files relating to Daybreak property leasing or acquisition and property management.
The types of records include: proposals for establishment of homes, incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding leasing or purchase of properties and renovations in Richmond Hill and Toronto; lease and sale documents; property closing books; Ontario government funding applications; municipal planning documents; site plans and building floor plans.
Properties included in the series: Avoca House, Centre Street, 26 Church Street, 55 Church Street, Eagle Point, Grandview, Mill Street, Mortimer Avenue, New House, Pick House, Stephenson Crescent, and Wolverleigh.
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Homes Coordinator files

Series consists of correspondence and operations files of the Homes Coordinator. The Homes Coordinator was responsible for the overall direction and support of Heads of Houses, support and advocacy for core members.
The types of records include: minutes of meetings; internal reports; financial documents; regular operating reports of the Homes Coordinator; incoming and outgoing correspondence; forms and personnel documents.
Subjects found in the series include: staff management; budgets and financial management; and planning for homes.
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Director - Board of Directors files

Series consists of minutes of meetings and files of the L'Arche Daybreak (earlier named Friends of L’Arche) Board of Directors. The records document the origins and development of all Daybreak programs, facilities and projects.
The types of records include: copies of core corporate documents; minutes of meetings; internal and external research reports; audited financial statements; regular operating reports of the Director and Community Leaders; proposals for new programs and projects; incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Board organization, Board membership, and fundraising activities.
Subjects found in the series include: acquisition and development of houses; property development; development of the Dayspring and Dayspring II initiatives; the Woodery, Daybreak Farm, and other work programs; employment of senior management staff; recruitment of Board directors; staff remuneration and benefits; Daybreak and L’Arche anniversaries; financial status; fundraising events; pastoral services and spiritual life; relationships with L’Arche on the regional, national and international levels.
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Director - Financial files

Series consists of the core financial records of Daybreak maintained by the L'Arche Daybreak Director, relating to auditing and annual reporting, grants, donations, and fundraising.
The types of records include: financial statements; applications for Ontario Government grants with supporting budgets; incoming and outgoing correspondence with auditors, donors and government agencies; minutes of meetings; program proposals; and fundraising proposals.
Subjects found in the series include: budgeting and financial status and reporting; Ontario Government grants; capital fundraising; bequests and donations.
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Director - General files

Series consists of the integrated files of all Daybreak directors/community leaders. The files document management activities at Daybreak, including Board reporting, strategic planning, supervision of programs, fundraising, liaison with government agencies and community organizations, and participation in the activities of L'Arche regionally, nationally, and internationally. The files contain significant reporting on the changing mandates and goals of Daybreak as represented by on-going discussion of community vision; community, administrative and leadership organization, and program initiatives.
The types of records include: incoming and outgoing correspondence; internal routine and special research reports; external consultants’ reports; minutes and notes of management meetings; communications from government agencies, community social service providers, and other L'Arche communities; legal documents; internal publications; articles and news clippings; policy and procedures manuals.
Subjects found in the series include: administration and program review and re-structuring; personnel and compensation policies; the training, organization and work of Daybreak assistants; planning for an aging Core Member population; community special events; operations of Daybreak Farm, The Woodery, and other community work programs, and Dayspring II.

The Daybreak Executive Directors/Community Leaders are:
1968-1975 Steve Newroth
1975-1980 Sue Mosteller
1980-1989 Joe Egan
1989-1990 Robin Hurst
1990-2000 Nathan Ball
2000-2005 Lydia Banducci
2005- Carl MacMillan

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