FGS Presents: Lori Oschefski - Canada's British Home Children
Time & Location
About The Event
We are both pleased and honoured to host famed author Lori Oschefski on August 7th, at 7:00 PM, as to discuss mater of the British Home Children and their extensive history and plight, in Canada.
Historical Award Nominated Author, Lori Oschefski, is a Genealogical Researcher and Advocate whose work is recognised world-wide. She is the founder and CEO of the award winning British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association, Canada's leading organisation for the British Home Children and she is the creator of the website "British Home Children in Canada". Ms. Oschefski was born and raised in Orillia and has been working with family history research which focuses on the British Home Children since 2008 when her mother, at the age of 86, revealed that she had been a child migrant. Ms. Oschefski's work has been featured internationally in newspapers, magazines and films. In May of 2016, Ms. Oschefski represented the BHC at a Royal Garden Party held at Buckingham Palace in England.
Ms. Oschefski will will focus on the lives of children who were encouraged to come from the UK, to Canada, as to act as indentured labourers and servants. The stories of these children continue through Ms. Oschefski, many of whom, left a lasting impact on Canada's history and heritage.
The cost for this will be a minimum $5.00 donation to the site, though free for existing members of the Fairfield-Gutzeit Society.