Government of Ontario

Farm service and enlistment regulations and correspondence files Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-175

Farm service and enlistment regulations and correspondence files

About these records

Farm service and enlistment regulations and correspondence files
Dates of Creation
1914-1918; 1939-1948
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

12.5 centimetres of textual records (1 box)

Scope and Content

Series consists of records used in the development and implementation of regulations issued by the Department of Education pertaining to farm service by students during World War II. The series also contains special regulations and circulars dating from World War I which were likely used as reference materials during World War II.

The files include Department of Education records pertaining to the Ontario Farm Service Force, including memoranda and correspondence pertaining to the Department's Circular 27 Memorandum Re: Students who Enlist for Active Service or Engage in the Production of Essential War Materials detailing wartime regulations respecting Departmental certificate and diplomas, Circular 27A Memorandum to Principals of Secondary Schools Re: Circular 27, and other related regulations. The series also contains briefs, press releases and minutes of meetings pertaining to the Ontario Farm Service Force and war-time employment of children on farms.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Dominion and Provincial Committee on Farm Labour Service, which included representatives from the Ontario Departments of Education, Agriculture and Labour, established the Ontario Farm Service Force in 1941 to reduce labour shortages on farms caused by enlistments in the armed forces. Specifically, the function of the Ontario Farm Service Force was to recruit boys and girls to assist in planting, cultivating and harvesting crops. The Force ceased its activities in 1951.

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Ontario. Dept. of Education

Ontario. Departmental Examination Branch

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records that comprise this series were in the custody of the Historical Collection of the Library/Information Centre Branch of the Department of Education but were described as “from the Registrar's collection”. They were transferred by the Information Analysis Centre of the Ministry of Education in 1974.
Related Material

Related material may be found in the Ontario Farm Service Force records (Reference Code: RG 16-20).


No further accruals are expected.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1939-1948 :

Department of Education (AA3) Departmental Examination Branch (CA1834)

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