British Home Children: 150 years ago, first home children “arrived” in Canada

Visitors to immigrantchildren.ca will be familiar with my view on the British Home Children “program”: I believe that it was state-sanctioned child trafficking. Still, it is worth noting that this September, Canada will mark 150 years since the first children “arrived”.

Canada’s Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has materials about this child emigration scheme, including this personal story.

Also see:

British Home Children in Canada

British Home Children Registry

Library and Archives Canada

The Canadian Encyclopedia