Young Immigrants to Canada

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Girls Home of Welcome

The city directory of 1898 for Winnipeg, Manitoba lists the Girls Home of Welcome for the first time at 37 Carlton Street. In 1899, the home was moved to 272 Assiniboine Street with Miss O.L. Fowler listed as the matron of the home. By 1901, The home was located at 130 Austin Street and Miss Fowler continued as matron. Mrs. Helen Sanford was the matron of the home in 1904. Library and Archives of Canada, C4782, RG76, Vol. 118, #22787 part 3 contains the names of many of the women brought to Canada by this organization. They were mostly young women 16 years of age and over. Later, this home was used by a number of other organizations bringing female domestics to Canada.

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


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