SOAHAC is assisting the Sixties Scoop Foundation to identify individuals that self-identify as Sixties Scoop survivors and who would like an opportunity to have a direct say in the creation of their foundation. They have provided the following information:
What is the Sixties Scoop Foundation?
The national settlement for Sixties Scoop survivors provides $50 million to establish a Sixties Scoop foundation.
This foundation is independent of government. And it is for everyone impacted by the Sixties Scoop, and primarily for survivors across the country—Inuit, First Nations, Métis, non-status—everyone.
The Interim Board of this brand-new foundation has come together to guide the very first steps of its creation. Those first steps start with survivors.
What is the Engagement Process?
The Sixties Scoop Engagement Process is to hear from as many Sixties Scoop survivors as possible, from across Canada and beyond, about how the Foundation can best serve you. We will be 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 voice and your insight are critical in helping answer these questions.
When and Where are Engagement Sessions Happening?
From September 2019 to February 2020, we will be launching a Survivor Engagement Processes, which includes 10 Sixties Scoop Survivors Engagement Sessions and an online engagement platform (which will go live in October).
|Survivor Session # 1||Montreal, QC||Sept. 21st|
|Survivor Session # 2||Winnipeg, MB||Oct. 5th|
|Survivor Session # 3||Halifax, NS||Nov. 9th|
|Survivor Session # 4||Toronto, ON||Nov. 16rd|
|Survivor Session # 5||Calgary, AB||Nov. 30th|
|Survivor Session # 6||Saskatoon, SK||Dec. 7th|
|Survivor Session # 7||Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL||Jan. 11th|
|Survivor Session # 8||Vancouver,, BC||Feb. 1st|
|Survivor Session # 9||Yellowknife, NWT||Feb. 8th|
|Survivor Session # 10||Iqaluit, NU||Feb. 15th|
How Can You Participate in a Survivor Engagement Session?
If you are interested in participating in one of the Survivor Engagement sessions, please visit www.60sscoopfoundation.com to complete the registration form.