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A Hidden Generation

A Hidden Generation seeks to spark a national dialogue for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who may not otherwise be informed on how forced Canadian child welfare policies have impacted thousands of Indigenous peoples’ lives. For more information, please visit

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Origins Canada

Origins International is a non-profit international organization focused on helping and supporting people separated from children, parents, or other family members by adoption.

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Parent Finders –

We are a volunteer non-profit organization, part of the Parent Finders of Canada network with contacts across the country, the United States and Internationally. We provide information and support to help reunite family members separated by adoption.
Over the last 37 years, we have facilitated more than 1800 reunions. Check out our new FACEBOOK page under the heading of Parent Finders Ottawa! We hope you find the information on our website adds value to your search.
We have many resources which can assist you. We also offer services such as matching your search information with our database, helping you contact a birth relative and educating you on your legal rights.
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Manitoba Indigenous Adoptee Coalition

The Manitoba Indigenous Adoptees Coalition (MIAC) is a member-based coalition that was started by a small pocket of adoptees in May of 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Some of the adoptees at that meeting where participants who attended the two-day roundtable, Healing Our Hidden Hurt, that took place in March 2014[v]; others participated by teleconference and came as far as Ontario, Alberta and the USA. 

 MIAC was formally named on June 6, 2014 at a meeting of adoptees in Winnipeg. The name was chosen to reflect the birthplace and indigenous roots of adoptees. The intent and vision for the MIAC is to provide support and information to adoptees at an individual and collective level.


Creating Hope Society 

The Creating Hope Society is a non‐profit soci‐ety established to recognize that the sixties andseventies child welfare scoop of Aboriginal chil‐dren is a continuation of the Residential School era. We believe that it is time to halt the cycle of Aboriginal children being separated from their families and communities.



The Sixties Scoop Claim – This is a case about loss of culture of First Nations persons, status and non-status Aboriginal persons in the sense that claimants were denied or had taken from them knowledge of their biological parents, siblings, extended family, their birth names, their spiritual connections, their language, their customs, and their genealogy. The plaintiffs are claiming “breach of fiduciary duty” and “negligence” on the part of the defendant, the Federal Government of Canada. Province of Ontario.

Klein * Lyons Class Action Lawsuit – This class action lawsuit has been filed against the Government of Canada. The lawsuit alleges that between 1962 and 1996, Canada negligently delegated Indian child welfare services to the Province of British Columbia.


The Sixties Scoop: Implications for Social Workers and Social Work Education By Emily Alston-O’Connor, BSW – This paper examines issues concerning First Nations peoples and the child welfare system, and their implications for social work today. It explores the Sixties Scoop to illustrate the devastating impact such policies and practices had on Aboriginal children, families and communities. Cultural genocide is part of this legacy

The Stolen Generation(s) – âpihtawikosisân –  is Métis from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. She currently lives in Montreal, Quebec. Her passions are: education, Aboriginal law, the Cree language, and roller derby. She holds a BEd, an LLB and teaches indigenous youth.

B.C. natives sue federal government for millions over ‘Sixties’ Scoop’ A class-action lawsuit that could cost Ottawa millions of dollars has been filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of aboriginal children affected by the “Sixties’ Scoop.”

Identity lost and found: Lessons from the sixties scoop – Raven Sinclair  – This article explores the history of Aboriginal adoption in Canada and examines some of the issues of transracial adoption through the lens of psychology theories to aid understanding of identity conflicts facing Aboriginal adoptees. The article concludes with recommendations towards a paradigm shift in adoption policy as it pertains to Aboriginal children.

Indigenous Foundations – University of British Columbia – Sixties Scoop

Ottawa wins appeal of “Sixites Scoop” class action lawsuit -s Brown and the lawsuit’s other lead plaintiff, Robert Commanda, have been ordered to pay $25,000 each for costs of the proceeding. Their lawyers have vowed to continue their legal battle, but admit that the ruling is a major setback.

The Kimelman Report  – intergral reading Chief Judge Kimelman concluded that the Aboriginal leaders were right; the child welfare system was guilty of “cultural genocide.”

The Sixties Scoop was a continuation of the assimilation policies – THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose is concerned that the Attorney General of Canada sought and obtained a substantial award for court costs against two First Nation plaintiffs in relation to a decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upholding an appeal by the Government of Canada in Brown et al v. The Attorney General of Canada, a landmark class action proceeding on the deprivation of cultural identity in what is known as the “Sixties Scoop”.

Metis Victims of Sixties Scoop eligible to participate in civil lawsuit – Metis Nation of Ontario – Métis Victims of Sixties Scoop Eligible to Participate in Civil Lawsuit. From 1965 to 1984, the Ontario Children’s Aid agencies removed approximately 16,000 Métis, FirstNations and Inuit children from their families and placed them in the care

Thunder Bay man seeks accountability for lost childhood – Jody Porter CBC News – When William Campbell wanted to find his biological parents, he didn’t even know where to look. He knew he was born in Kirkland Lake, Ont. but didn’t know from which of the three First Nations in the area he’d been taken as a child.


Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada | Pass The Feather

pass the feather, classroom exchangeAs recognized by the federal government and recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, there is significant inter-generational trauma within our First Nations communities because of the legacy of the ‘Sixties Scoop’ and residential school system. These traumas impede our children’s performance in formal educational settings, has instilled a deep fear of structured educational systems and has resulted in a response of resistance to their educators and peers outside of their own community.

Pass the Feather, presented by the Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada consists of two very unique programs. Our adult program works to protect endangered Aboriginal art forms and empower Aboriginal artists and our Classroom Art & Knowledge Exchange program is new and unique program that empowers and integrates Aboriginal youth with their peers in non-Aboriginal settings.

To learn more about Pass The Feather, click here.