Our Stories

The oral histories that you will hear deal with personal, sensitive, and upsetting situations. Every attempt was made to be respectful of those brave enough to share their lives with you. Please take the time to honor their courage.

Featuring the powerful personal stories of survivors of eugenics and newgenics, these video narratives cross between eugenics past and present; all videos are closed captioned.

Sinclair, Glenn

Glenn was sent to the Provincial Training School of Alberta at the age of 7, having previously lived in an orphanage. He recalls the experience of being taken before the Eugenics Board, and how within 5 minutes his life was changed forever.

Fearing he might never be able to escape the Provincial Training School , Glenn made his escape from his life as a trainee in the middle of the night. This event shaped the future for Glenn, filling him with the desire to control his own destiny and the belief that he could make his way in the world.

-Nicola Fairbrother