Wednesday, 9 November 2016

QFHS AGM and Home Child Presentation

A reminder for members that the Quebec Family History Society Annual General Meeting is being held at 10:30 am at the Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, in Beaconsfield

Following that, and open to all, is a presentation on home children by Deborah Robertson.

Rev. John Chisholm, Immigration Chaplain at the Port of Montreal, was inspired to create the Montreal-based British Immigration and Colonization Association. Their primary vision, to encourage British settlement across the Dominion, resulted in over 5,500 British boys being brought over to work on farms. BICA’s records touch on innumerable tales of drama and adventure.

BICA is one of the agencies that sullied the reputation of home child immigration. Operations were halted for a while by the Department of Immigration and Colonization in August 1925.

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