New judge appointed in Sixties Scoop historical case.

Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will hear this first-time case. Plaintiffs Marcia Martel (Brown) and Robert Commanda will be arguing their case for the recognition of a class of 16,000 survivors of the 60’s Scoop before Justice Belobaba. The case will be heard in Toronto. Details of the date have not been announced.

If you believe you are a survivor of the Sixties Scoop and lost your culture or language or traditions as a result, then you may wish to attend the hearing or contact Chithika Withanage via email at for further information.

Author: Sixties Scoop Lawsuit

The purpose of this site is to notify individuals directly or indirectly affected by the Sixties Scoop that they may register and possibly join in the class action lawsuit that is effectively proceeding against the Canadian Government. (October 2010) Please bookmark this site for further updates and registration information. Thank you.

5 thoughts on “New judge appointed in Sixties Scoop historical case.”

  1. I was adopted to a non native home in 1973 and I believe my adoption was part of the 60s scoop. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I would like to sue also. I was abused emotionally,physically.verbally.sexually for years in my adopted family and then returned into care when I ran away from the abuse. I was abused while in care and sexually exploited as a teenager. I reported the abuse to many social workers over the years but not much was done about it at all or any attempt made to protect me as a child. My life is very difficult to this day as I endure mental anguish,flashbacks.night terrors.and social anxiety and depression. I am diagnosed with Post Trauma Stress Disorder. I lost my culture and identity was taken from me. If you can help me get a lawyer in Winnipeg to sue I would apreciate the help. My email address is

  2. I’m behind you with any help I can offer, and understand your turmoil inside. I was looking for answers to who I am, four years ago, and have gone through a huge transformation since my government offered me a chance to meet my biological mom. They called it repatriation and I’m still full of questions with no one to give me any answers whatsoever. Loss of culture is only the tip of the iceberg and it’s emotionally destroyed me with no one to talk to about any such issues. Where do we go? Who’s telling us the truth? Daily, I still go out of my way to try not think about it but this never goes away for long. If I can start the argument to get answers, where do I sign up?

  3. Hi I’m trying to reach out to connect with survivors from the sixties scoop I was adopted in 1981 to mpls mn ! Thank you lookin forward to here from someone !

  4. To any sixties scoop survivors my name is Ardis I was tooken from Winnipeg , manitoba and I would like to be able to contacted by any survivors ! To be able to support each other thru this process, of understanding what’s goin on with our law suit . I also am lost out hear I have no family due to being adopted to middle class white America . I also was sexually , physically and mentally abused ! My adopted parents were alcoholics , anddrug attics , and were mentally ill ! I got raised with a women who who cudnt even read ! And had all the above problems ! My adopted father and her got divorced 2 years after the adoption , he declined on adopting me and my brother and sis because he didn’t want to pay child support so ! I wud love to be able to connect with my people cause I don’t no my culture , I don’t even no any aboriginal people ! My email address is to anyone who wants to connect .

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