Sixties Scoop Class Action Settlement
Between 1965 and 1984, Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities and placed in the care of non-Indigenous families. This action is known as the Sixties Scoop.
The federal government reached a settlement agreement to compensate survivors for the loss of culture, language, and identity. Up to $800 million will be paid to settle all claims across Canada.
You can claim for compensation if you’re First Nations, Inuit, or Metis; were taken from your home in Canada between 1951 and 1991; and placed in a non-Indigenous home.
The deadline for filing a claim is August 30, 2019. For more information on the Sixties Scoop and how to apply for compensation, see the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website.