Presentation on British Home Children

On Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm, the Historical Society of Ottawa and Emma Kent will offer a Zoom presentation on the Home Children. Between 1869 and 1932, 100,000 children were sent from Britain and placed with Canadian families, often to serve as cheap farm or domestic labour. Ottawa's St. George's Home, in Hintonburg, was one of Canada's principal "distribution centres" for Roman Catholic children. Emma Kent shares excerpts from her own grandfather's memoirs to explore what kind of life thes... Read more.

The British Home Children

A Silent History: The British Home Children Posted on May 3, 2012 by admin   I keep asking myself the same question: How is it that I worked for 30 years in immigration in Canada and overseas, with my first posting in London, England, and yet I never heard about the movement of 100,000 children from Britain to Canada, as indentured labourers, over a 70-year period? In fact, I never heard of the British Home Children until I read a book called Little Immigrants published by Kenneth Ba... Read more.