Young Immigrants to Canada

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British Ladies' Female Emigration Society

Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird and Lord Radstock found the British Ladies' Female Emigration Society in 1849. This organization provided matrons for any ship which was carrying single women to Canada. The matrons were to care for the sick, organize classes to help pass the time while on board ship and to help the women obtain positions upon arrival in Canada.

In 1883, Lord Radstock opened a home called the Emigrants' Home, located at Blackwall. The home was used by both families and women travelling alone while awaiting departure to Canada. The home was very large, accommodating some 600-700 people.

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