International Grenfell Association, organization established in 1912 to aid the efforts of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865–1940), an English physician and missionary to the people of Labrador, Canada. The association has helped to make possible the building of hospitals, orphanage boarding schools, agricultural stations, and other community enterprises in Canada.
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