There's a wealth of digital microfilms available free online through the Heritage project of Canadiana.ca. Many of them are strong in genealogical content. Unfortunately they're not well well known or well publicized.
Of interest if you have a post WW1 Home Child in your ancestry are the eight films, about 12,000 pages, of Canada. Immigration Branch. Juvenile inspection report cards, 1920-1932. They were created by Immigration officials as they regularly inspected children brought to Canada by various organizations, including Barnardos.
Unlike some of the other films in Heritage, they are not too difficult to search as they're arranged alphabetically by surname. Included are name, age or date of birth, date of arrival, name of ship, name of Home/Union, dates and results of inspections, name and address of employer(s) and comments.
HOWEVER, THE FIRST REEL, T-15420, IS NOT ONLINE!
Access the others from http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_161388
List of Juvenile Inspections Reports
|Microfilm reel number||First name on reel||Last name on reel|
|T-15420||ANDERSON, Newton and ABBOTT, Auber||CARDNO, Leslie|
|T-15421||CARDWELL, Andrew||EVANS, Arthur E.|
|T-15422||EVANS, Arthur L.||HENDERSON, Ann F.|
|T-15423||HENDERSON, Charles H.||LOCK, Annie|
|T-15424||LOCK, Herbert||O'BRIEN, Samuel|
|T-15425||O'BRIEN, Thomas||SHAW, Victor|
|T-15426||SHAW, Walter A.||WEALE, Walter|
|T-15427||WEALLS, Eric||ZYCZYNSKI, Leon|