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This class action lawsuit has been concluded.

Sixties Scoop refers to the practice in Canada, between 1951 to 1991, of taking Indigenous children from their families and placing them in foster homes or adoption with non-Aboriginal homes. These “scooped children” lost their culture, language, and identity as Aboriginal persons.

This concluded class action lawsuit alleged that Canada took no steps to prevent scooped children from losing their Indigenous identity and the opportunity to exercise their Indigenous and treaty rights when they were placed in foster homes and adopted by non-Indigenous families.

The deadline for filing individual claim forms was August 30, 2019.

Details of the Settlement benefits are provided on the Settlement Administrator’s website:

You may contact the Settlement Administrator/Collectiva by phone or e-mail:  please call 1-844-287-4270 or email


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