What should this Foundation do? Who should govern it? 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.
SURVIVOR ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS REGISTRATION
Are you a Sixties Scoop Survivor?
We are looking for Sixties Scoop survivors to participate in this important and historic process. Our purpose is to create a Foundation that will serve everyone affected by child welfare removal and to hear voices and recommendations from as many affected individuals as possible, from across Canada.
From September 2019 to February 2020, we will be hosting a series of Engagement Sessions with the aim of listening and asking you what you want the Foundation to do to best serve you in recovery and reclamation. How can the Foundation best support your goals? Your voices and your insight are critical in helping answer these questions.
SURVIVOR ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES TRAVEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
Grants are available to Sixties Scoop survivors in special circumstance to assist with travel to attend the nearest engagement session. Funds to support travel are limited. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Priority will be given to be given to applications demonstrating the need for travel assistance. If you would like to apply, please complete the following travel assistance application by the listed deadline.
NEW UPDATE: Please note the Toronto Session date has changed and will now take place on November 16th. We will be in touch directly with participants affected by this change.
UPDATE: The Vancouver Session on Feb 1st has been changed from Vancouver Island to Vancouver. We will be in contact with participants that have been affected by this change.
|Session||Location||Date||Deadline for Travel Application|
Session # 1
|Montreal, QC||Sept. 21st||September 6th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 2
|Winnipeg, MB||Oct. 5th||September 13th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 3
|Halifax, NS||Nov. 9th||October 18th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 4
|Toronto, ON||Nov. 16th||October 26th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 5
|Calgary, AB||Nov. 30th||November 8th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 6
|Saskatoon, SK||Dec. 7th||November 15th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 7
|Happy Valley Goose-Bay, NL||Jan. 11th||December 20th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 8
|Vancouver, BC||Feb. 1st||Jan 10th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 9
|Yellowknife, NWT||Feb. 8th||Jan 17th 11:59 pm PST|
Session # 10
|Iqaluit, NU||Feb. 15th||Jan 24th 11:59 pm PST|
The travel bursary WILL support:
- Travel expenses based on special circumstances (air, train, bus)
- Accommodation in respective locations of the chosen Engagement Session
- Reimbursement for gas mileage (if survivors would like to use their personal vehicle to attend one of the engagement sessions)
The travel bursary will NOT support:
- Meals during travel and outside the engagement sessions.
All applications will be reviewed. After your submission, a member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your travel needs.
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