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The Historical Society of Ottawa: Grandpa Jack – British Home Child

October 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Guest Speakers

Emma Kent, B.A. History, Carleton University


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.

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All are welcome to attend without charge.