This webinar will explore the history of Home Children, boys and girls from the United Kingdom who were relocated to countries like Canada from the 1860s to the 1940s. Many of the children were orphans or from families who were facing financial difficulties and could not afford to raise them. Speaker Lori Oschefski will highlight their significance in Canada with a particular focus on Toronto—the largest receiving centre for Home Children in our country. She will provide you with the resources to help you research these children.
Speaker Lori Oschefski, President of Home Children Canada since 2010, passionately advocates for the rights and recognition of Home Children. Inspired by her own mother’s story as a Home Child, discovered in 2007, Lori is dedicated to raising awareness and has propelled the organization to global leadership. Through exceptional efforts, Home Children Canada has successfully reunited fractured families impacted by migration programs, making a profound impact on descendants discovering their connections to young child migrants.