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The Derailed Promise
“The Derailed Promise” foreshadows the tragedy of the British Home Children. This emigration movement involved over 100,000 children being sent from Britain to Canada between 1869 to 1930. Children were abused and even killed while living as orphans on Canadian soil.
“Escaping Destitute” displays the acceptance, generosity and hospitality that Canadians so
proudly offer when welcoming refugees and their children into our country.
“Underdose” emphasizes the medical hardships that Canadian Inuit families and children are facing. Amongst their challenges with the medical system, many young children are suffering from a respiratory syncytial virus and are deprived of the necessary life-saving medication.
“Sk-19” illustrates the tragic Fire at Beauval Indian Residential School resulting in 19 deaths of male students. This illustration also depicts the horrific mistreatment of the children while living at this school.
“Inhibited Innocence” portrays the darkness and isolation of these desolate children. During the 1940’s to early 1950’s, 20,000 Canadian orphans were wrongly certified as mentally ill by the provincial government of Quebec and were imprisoned to psychiatric institutions.
“Unjust Isolation” depicts the demoralizing times where Japanese Canadians were forced into camps in British Columbia by the Canadian government during World War II. Many families were separated and placed in torn down cabins with livestock.
The Recess-ive Bell
“The Recess-ive Bell” reflects Ford’s $25 million cut from education programs and $100 million budget removal for repairing schools. This illustration highlights the cuts and sets the tone of the negative impact on the children of Ontario.
The Invention of Pablum
“The Invention of Pablum” pays tribute to Dr. Alan Brown, Dr. Theodore Drake, and
Dr. Frederick Tisdall who created this life-saving baby food at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.