Sandra Joyce, an author of three books and co-founder of the British Home Child Group International will be speaking on how a combination of luck and determined research helped her to understand the history of British Home Children – the over 100,000 children sent to Canada between 1869 and 1939 as indentured farm workers and domestics. Her father, on whom her books are based, was one.
Ms. Sandra Joyce is an Author and Advocate for the British Home Children. She has written three books as well as has done over 200 presentations on the subject. Based on her Home Child father’s life, ‘The Street Arab’ looks at the causes of familial breakdown, life in the Homes in the UK, a Home Child’s subsequent immigration to Canada as well as a Home Boy’s life on the farm.
Ms. Joyce books include: Belonging which is the sequel to her first book titled The Street Arabs. Her third and latest publication is
Trees and Rocks, Rocks and Trees , which is in a young adult format, complete with Questions and Answers, as well as relevant Topics for Discussion.
Ms. Joyce is a native Torontonian with a varied career. A Journalism graduate from Ryerson University in Toronto, she has been an award-winning publicist during her tenure at CBS Records, a rock band manager, a contract negotiator for the German Department of Defence as well as an English teacher and storyteller. She is also the Vice-President for the British Home Child Group, International.
For more information on Sandra Joyce you can visit her website: British Home Children
Event Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthews Clubhouse
550 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview