Gracyn L.

Oshawa, Ontario

Durham Regional Fair

The Home Children

The emigration of children from England to Canada, from 1869–1932 was one of the largest child emigrations to Canada.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

That my Great Grandpa is a home boy and he was brought over to Canada at age 11, which is the same age as me.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

That Over 40 million Canadians are descendants of a home child. How and why the children came over and what they went through. Over 100,000 children were brought over.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I learned that our lives are not so hard after learning what the home children went through to survive. I am so glad today we do not have to go through such hardship.