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Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés

 
 
Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 18, 2018
1. Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Beginning in 1869, British charitable societies removed children from slums and orphanages in congested industrial cities and brought them to Canada to serve as cheap farm and domestic labour. "Homes" were set up across the country to house the girls and boys until they were placed in service. Monitoring of the children after placement were superficial, leaving them susceptible to mistreatment. Child emigration was discontinued in the 1930s when the Great Depression created a labour surplus in Canada. By then, up to 100,000 children had been transported. This building formerly known as St. George's Home, was one of many distribution centres in Ontario.

Dès 1869, les organisations charitables britanniques prennent les enfants des bas quartiers et des orphelinats des villes industrielles surpeuplées pour les envoyer au Canada où ils travaillent à vil prix comme aides dans les maisons et dans les fermes. Partout, on ouvre des «foyers» où les filles et les garçons restent jusqu'à ce qu'on leur trouve une place Après leur placement, on ne contrôle guère le sort de ces enfants, ce qui les expose à de mauvais traitements. L'émigration des enfants
Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 18, 2018
2. Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker (Side B)
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cesse dans les années 1930, lorsque la Crise économique crée, au Canada, une main-d'oeuvre excédentaire, mais on avait déjà déplacé 100 000 enfants environ. Ce bâtiment, qui s'appelait autrefois St. George's Home, était l'un des nombreux centres de transit de l'Ontario.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation/Fondation du patrimoine ontarien.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Ontario Heritage Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 45° 24.091′ N, 75° 43.656′ W. Marker is in Hintonburg, Ontario, in Ottawa. Marker is on Wellington Street West (Road 36), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1153 Wellington St W, Hintonburg ON K1Y 2Y9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Armstrong House / Maison Armstrong (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Fleck Fountain / La Fontaine Fleck (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Nepean Town Hall / Mairie de Nepean (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Christ Church Cathedral / La cathédrale Christ Church (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Capital's Forest Heritage / Le patrimoine forestier de la capitale
Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 18, 2018
3. Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés Marker
At the former St. George's Home
(approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Memorial Heights War Memorial (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Royal Canadian Naval Monument / Monument De La Marine Royale Canadienne (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); L’aménagement de la région de la capitale / Building a Capital Region (approx. 2.6 kilometers away in Québec).
 
Also see . . .
1. They Were But Children: The Immigration of British Home Children to Canada (Brazeau, 2014). (Submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. British Home Children in Canada, St. George's Home. (Submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Former St. George's Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 18, 2018
4. The Former St. George's Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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