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, as well as their language, culture and identity. A class action lawsuit was launched with the intent to compensate those affected by the "Sixties Scoop."
If you were a service recipient during this period, you may be eligible for compensation.
For information on how to access your records with Peel Children's Aid Society, click here.
If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court. The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class members.
The Government of Ontario has agreed to a proposed settlement for all persons who were alive as of January 22, 2012, who were Crown Wards in Ontario at any time from the period on or after January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017 and suffered physical or sexual assault before or while a Crown Ward. Please note that this settlement is conditional on the approval of the Court.
Class Members are automatically included in the class action, unless they took steps to exclude themselves (opt out) by March 11, 2018. This lawsuit does not impact your ability to seek compensation now from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board or from any other person other than the Province of Ontario.
For more information about this class action, click here.