The Federal Government of Canada and certain survivors of the Sixties Scoop have reached a settlement of class action lawsuits that provides compensation for certain survivors of the Sixties Scoop.
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.
The settlement includes people who are registered Indians (as defined in the Indian Act) and Inuit, as well as people eligible to be registered Indians; and were removed from their homes in Canada between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1991 and placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents.
To learn if you are eligible visit: https://www.sixtiesscoopsettlement.info/
To access your case record with The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, please contact 905-522-1121, ext. 6362. Please click here for more information on supports within the Hamilton Indigenous community.