British Home Child Presentation at the Mallroad Library
Sarnia, ON – Dan Oatman of the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association will be presenting at the Mallroad Library, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
"Mr. Oatman will be discussing the British Home Child emigration program that ran in Canada from 1869 and officially ended in 1939," says Connie Vandervies, Branch Coordinator at Mallroad Library. "He will bring to light some true stories as well as the ongoing research of the association."
For more information or to pre-register for the event, contact the Mallroad Library at 519-542-2580. The Mallroad Library is located at 1362 Lambton Mall Road in Sarnia.
The British Home Child program saw over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and pauper children sent to Canada from the British Isles with the intention of providing them with a healthy and more abundant life. However, some were exploited as cheap farm labour and domestic help, and were often denied proper shelter and education. The Government of Canada proclaimed 2010 the "Year of the British Home Child".