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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 these uprooted children faced.

This speaker series will take place via Zoom. Register using this link :

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