Between 1965 and 1984, thousands of Indigenous children were removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families. If you were a service recipient during this period, you may be eligible for compensation.
Between 1965 and 1984, thousands of Indigenous children were removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families. Those affected lost all contact with their children and families. They also lost critical connection to their language, culture and identity.
A class action lawsuit was launched with the intent to compensate those affected by this period. The Federal Government of Canada and class members announced an Agreement in Principle to resolve the “sixties scoop” class action law suits. A Settlement Agreement was released on January 20, 2018 which provided details of the compensation program for eligible class members as well as a Foundation which will be established to enable change and reconciliation. The settlement hearings are scheduled for May 10th –11th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and May 29th – 30th in Toronto, Ontario and are subject to court approval.
If approved, the settlement contemplates that the class action Administrator will arrange for provincial records to be checked in order to substantiate claims by class members.
It is anticipated that some individuals may choose to request their Society records, which is a request they are entitled to in accordance with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Case Information Disclosure Policy (1986). Societies must respond to these requests.
If you were a service recipient during this period, you may be eligible for compensation.
FCSLLG and the child welfare sector are actively working with local Indigenous communities and organizations to reconcile with the affected First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and individuals.
For more information, please visit: WWW.SIXTIESSCOOPCLAIM.COM
Update – Sixties Scoop Class Action Lawsuit: https://www.sixtiesscoopsettlement.info/