5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L4
Speaker: Victoria Fenner.
Victoria made a remarkable and surprising discovery while tracking down her family tree. She discovered that her great great grandmother was a patient in three of Canada’s earliest asylums. She is digging through archives, old newspapers and writings between 1858 and 1901 to find out what life was like in these asylums, the people who lived there, the staff who took care of them, and how the politics and social life of the day affected the treatment of people with mental health challenges.
Victoria is a documentary producer and journalist who is working on a documentary about early mental health care in Ontario.
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