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The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place

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101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7 Canada

October 2019

Hidden lives revealed: mental health and the children looked after by the Waifs and Strays Society (Before BIFHSGO Education Talk)

October 12 - 09:00 - 09:30
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7 Canada
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  Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten will provide an overview of practices and conditions of children cared for by the Waifs and Strays Society in the UK from its inception in 1881 till 1920, as well as providing examples of children who were sent to Canada during this time. Wendy will specifically focus on correspondence, interventions and practices with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, and support this with examples from the relevant case files. Wendy will also give tips and…

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Quakers in the Family: My Dickinson Ancestors of England and Jamaica (Monthly Meeting)

October 12 - 10:00 - 11:30
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7 Canada

  A pivotal moment in Sandra Adams’ family history research came when she discovered that one branch of her family tree joined  the Quaker movement in England at the time of its inception. As the fervent evangelical Quaker faith of the 1650’s evolved into a quieter but uncompromising Quaker faith over the next 100 years, three generations of Sandra’s Dickinson family were shaped by Quakerism.  Because Quaker records are so informative, and because one of Sandra’s Dickinson ancestors had a…

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