Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Breaking the Silence: British Home Children in Canada

For immediate release

April 3, 2013

Breaking the Silence: British Home Children in Canada

Ottawa-Over 120,000 children came to Canada as domestic servants and agricultural labourers from the British Isles between the 1860’s and the 1940’s. Only now are many Canadians learning that a family member was a Home Child.

The Ottawa Public Library in partnership with Ontario East Home Child Family and the British Home Child Advocacy & Research Association will present information and provide assistance in finding their stories.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time: 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Location: Main Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Mezzanine and Auditorium

For more information, visit or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or

This program is free and registration is not required.


GenealogyHangout said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
GenealogyHangout said...

WOW...I have relatives of my husband who came to Canada through the Barnardo's scheme...

As an Australian who has researched extensively on the children who were bought here to Australia on the promises of Oranges and Sunshine it brings a tinge of sadness that many of these children believed that they had been orphans when all the time their parents (father or mother) had been alive.

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this information.