British Home Children had mixed experiences

Between 1869 and 1948, more than 100,000 children arrived in Canada as part of the British Home Child Emigration program. These children, mostly from impoverished families, some orphaned, were entrusted to charitable organizations who would arrange passage to a new opportunity in Canada. Most of these children arrived on our shores, based on the belief that for them a life better than that they were leaving behind would await.

Leave a Reply

To read these FULL stories, pick up your copy of The Orono Weekly Times!
Get This Week's Issue


Skip to content