Young Immigrants to Canada

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Earl of Shaftesbury Homes/Children's Aid Society

As early as 1880 children were coming to Canada from the Shaftesbury Homes in London, England. Many of the children were taken to Hamilton, Ontario, but in 1887, the home was moved to Wingham, Ontario. Later the organization was renamed the Children's Aid Society (CAS). The CAS opened a home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In Winnipeg, the Children's Aid Society, gave the address in early documents as, c/o Committee Dominion Lands, Wpg.

One report stated: During the past year this influential society has sent thirty boys to Western Canada, all of whom were readily placed The superintendent for emigrant children reported that the CAS wards were doing satisfactorily. ( Juvenile Immigration, Report of G. Bogue Smart, Chief Inspector of British Immigrant Children and Receiving Homes 1913-14, Department of the Interior, Dominion of Canada, in NAC, PAAP JV 7282 C4C3.)

About 1,200 children came to Canada with this organization.

If any one has additional information on any of these children please contact me.


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