Sixties Scoop Poster

SIXTIES SCOOP POSTERPosters are available for pick-up at our Toronto office. Or, if you know somewhere that a poster may be displayed to spread awareness of the case or seen by a potential claimant, please email Natalia at thesixtiescoopclaim@gmail.com or call 1-866-360-5952 for more details. They are 24 x 36.

For a PDF file, go to: Sixties Scoop poster PDF

Justice Belobaba’s reasons for decision on Certification

On the evidence before me, the harm done was profound and included lasting psychological and emotional damage.
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Also, if the Federal Crown’s duty toward aboriginal peoples in respect of lands held for them has been recognized “on a collective basis”, is it not at least arguable that the same can be said about the Crown’s duty toward aboriginal people with respect to their culture and identity?
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In my view, there would have been nothing unconstitutional about the Federal Crown consulting with the Indian bands, or negotiating cultural protection as condition precedent before the funding would flow, or taking the various steps suggested after the Indian child was placed in a non-aboriginal home. Nor would any of these actions have been in violation of any court orders (indeed, no specific examples have been suggested.)

Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the September 27, 2013 decision in Brown and Commanda and the Attorney General of Canada 2013 ONSC 5637 at paragraphs 11, 45 & 65

The “Sixties Scoop” case in Ontario, Canada, may proceed as a class action, so rules the Honourable Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. This is the first known legal action of its kind.  Subject to the right of appeal from the decision,  Canada’s treatment of a generation of aboriginal children who lost their cultural identity as victims of identity genocide, will now be tested at a trial. Now begins the process of letting all of the affected survivors know of their entitlement to be part of this case. To register as a member of the class, please fill out the online claimant form or call Natalia Graham at 1-866-360-5952.

To see Justice Belobaba’s full reasons for decision, please go to to the “documents” section of the website.