North York Historical Society
Established in 1960 in the Borough of North York, affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society, founding member of the Toronto Historical Society
Meeting Location: the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street
Co-sponsored by the North York Historical Society & the Canadiana Dept., North York Central Library
Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Lori Oschefski
Genealogical Researcher of British Home Children
Description: Breaking the Silence
From the late 19th century to 1948, 118-120 thousand children of all ages were brought to Canada in migrant schemes and used as indentured servants for our farms and our households. An estimated 4 million Canadians are descended from British Home Children, who grew up to find steady jobs, marry, raise families and serve our country in both World Wars. It is a part of our history which remains relatively unknown in Canada. Join History Award Nominated Author Lori Oschefski to learn about this forgotten part of our Canadian History.
For Immediate Release
In 1967, The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) established an awards program to recognize individuals, organizations, corporations, and authors who have contributed significantly to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s heritage.
Dr. Ian Radforth, Chair of the Honours and Awards Committee of the OHS, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Scadding Award of Excellence, which recognizes a historical society or heritage group that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of history, was awarded to the North York Historical Society (NYHS)…. 2015ScaddingAwardPressRelease.pdf
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