Sixties Scoop Settlement Negotiations

Sixtues Scoop LogoWere you, or someone you know, part of the Sixties Scoop in Ontario? The term Sixties Scoop refers to the practice of taking (“scooping up”) children of Aboriginal peoples in Canada from their families for placing in foster homes or adoption beginning in the 1960s and continuing until the late 1980s.

In February 2017, the courts found that Canada had breached its common law duty of care to “take reasonable steps to prevent on-reserve Indian children in Ontario, who had been placed in the care of non-aboriginal foster or adoptive parents, from losing their aboriginal identity.”

Negotiations on a settlement are expected to commence this fall; the plaintiffs are seeking damages of $1.3 billion for the 16,000 class members.

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