An Orphanage Housing Armenian Orphans in Georgetown, Canada

An Orphanage Housing

From 1923 to 1927, 138 Armenian children orphaned during the years of the Armenian Genocide have been taken to Canada by the “Armenian Aid Society” and settled in a farm building located in Georgetown.

On June 26, 2010, thanks to the efforts of the Armenian National Commission, in the presence of Catholicos Aram I, a memorial plaque on the farm’s façade wall was solemnly opened.

In the 1920s, the Armenian rural school, as it was known at that time, located in Halton Hills played a big role in the lives of 109 orphans and 2 girls for whom Georgetown became their first home in Canada. This building would become a memorial, testifying to the Armenian Genocide and Canada’s invaluable role in saving Armenians.

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