One of my interests is the British Child Immigration Movement, a program that saw more than 100,000 children immigrate to Canada between 1869 and 1939. My grandmother and her two siblings, a brother and sister, arrived in Canada in 1912 from England. On arrival, they were placed in separate homes in Ontario as indentured servants. My grandmother, Grace Griffin Galbraith, eight when she arrived, lived with five families before her marriage at seventeen to my grandfather, James Galbraith. You can read her story, and the stories of thirty-five other Home Children, in my book, Promises of Home – Stories of Canada’s British Home Children.
Promises of Home – Stories of Canada’s British Home Children is available here.