Upcoming Events

Meeting Date and Place

  • Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Time: 6:45 - 9:00 PM (6:45 social time, 7:15 program begins)
  • Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington County Road 18, in Fergus, Ontario
  • Topic: British Home Children and My Connection

    Speaker: Dianna Fulton, Chair, British Home Children-Special Interest Group, Ontario Ancestors

Meeting Details

Between 1869 right up to 1948, over 100,000 juvenile migrants were sent to Canada from the British Isles during the child emigration movement to be used as indentured farm workers and domestics. Motivated by social and economic forces, churches and philanthropic organizations sent orphaned, abandoned and pauper children to Canada. Many believed that these children would have a better chance for a healthy, moral life in rural Canada, where families welcomed them as a source of cheap farm labour and domestic help.

Join, Dianna as she shares her knowledge regarding this child migration program.