Creating a foundation for Sixties Scoop survivors
The approved national settlement for Sixties Scoop survivors provides $50 million to establish a Sixties Scoop Foundation.
This Foundation is fully independent of government. And it is for everyone impacted by the Sixties Scoop, and primarily for survivors across the country—Inuit, First Nations, Métis, non-status—everyone.
The Interim Board of this brand new Foundation has come together to guide the very first steps of its development. Those first steps start with you: survivors.
The Engagement team hosted 10 Sixties Scoop Survivor Foundation Engagement sessions in the following locations:
- Montreal, QC on September 22, 2019
- Winnipeg, MB on October 5, 2019
- Halifax, NS on November 9, 2019
- Toronto, ON on November 16, 2019
- Calgary, AB on November 30, 2019
- Saskatoon, SK on December 7, 2019
- Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL on January 11, 2020
- Vancouver, BC on February 1, 2020
- Yellowknife, NWT on February 8, 2020
- Iqaluit, NU on February 15, 2020
We were honoured that hundreds of survivors joined us to share their voices. To learn more about these sessions, you can read our session update summaries available here.
The Engagement Team will get to work compiling your input into a final report for the Sixties Scoop Foundation Interim Board.
What should this Foundation do?
Who should run it?
How should it be governed?
What should it be called?
These are critical questions. We believe they should be answered by those who understand the needs of survivors best: survivors.
As our Engagement process comes to an end, we want to make sure you hear the results and next steps directly.
The Engagement team has now completed the 10 in-person engagement sessions. Our online engagement survey will close on March 1st at midnight PST.
All the information gathered from this Foundation Engagement process will directly inform a final report including recommendations for the Interim Board on how to formally establish a Foundation that best serves the needs and aspirations of Sixties Scoop survivors. These recommendations will be deeply rooted in the feedback we received from survivors across the country.
This report will be released in the Spring/Summer 2020. To receive updates on our progress and the report launch, please provide your information below:
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If you have questions or thoughts, we welcome them. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org