Britain had a long history of child migration to its former colonies.
Some children certainly arrived in Canada before Confederation in 1867,but it is the estimated 100,000 or more who went to Canada between 1869 and
1948 whom Canadians call “home children”.

These young people, between the ages of 6 months and their mid-20’s,were brought to Canada for adoption, or as farm helpers, farm labourers and domestic servants from institutions in Great Britain