National sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada

We have to create a strength within ourselves…

We are going to be sustainable. We have and are still being affected today by the welfare system. Our strength is why we are here today…

It was not by chance, it was because one individual said, ‘enough’.
Welcome to the National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada – a new, independent organization, established through the National Sixties Scoop Settlement. Our mission is to accompany Survivors and their descendants along their healing journey by supporting cultural reclamation and reunification, holistic wellness services, advocacy, commemoration, and educational initiatives.

Our Survivor-led, volunteer board of directors was appointed in November 2020, with the mandate to make the Foundation a reality. We envision a future where Sixties Scoop Survivors are welcomed and become a community filled with healing and wellness. We envision a world that has deeper knowledge and empathy for Survivors’ experiences and histories.

Independent of government, the Foundation aims to serve all Survivors of the Sixties Scoop—Inuit, First Nations, Métis, status and non-status—in every region of Canada and beyond. We are in our early days and have much work to do in the months ahead to begin achieving the Foundation’s potential.

We invite you to join us and share your feedback as we grow.
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Supporting Survivors and their Descendants along their Healing Journey

News and updates |

A message to our Survivor community from the Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada
December 21, 2023
A message to our Survivor community from the Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada
Although the healing and well-being of Survivors is at the Foundation’s forefront throughout the year, it is most poignantly felt during the holiday season. The Survivor-led, volunteer Board knows well that the holidays can be a challenge, made even more difficult by the expectations of social media general expectations from society.
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The National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada announces third round of grant recipients.
December 15, 2023
The National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada announces third round of grant recipients.
The National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada's volunteer Board of Directors passed the third round of grant recipients, at the first in-person annual general meeting this summer
Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation Announced third round of Grant Funding. On July 22, 2023 – The Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation (the Foundation)
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The National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada - Official Statement regarding Buffy Sainte-Marie
November 3, 2023
The National Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation of Canada - Official Statement regarding Buffy Sainte-Marie
While her biography suggests she may have been born Cree and later adopted, The 5th Estate article asserts a different narrative, suggesting a different birthplace and identity.
Regarding Buffy Sainte-Marie, there has been a discrepancy in her personal history as presented in various sources, including her authorized biography and a journalistic article by The 5th Estate.
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Career Opportunity – Applications are open, and the selection process will begin in September
July 21, 2023
Career Opportunity – Applications are open, and the selection process will begin in September
The Board of Directors, Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation, presents a unique opportunity for the right candidate to assume executive leadership within a charitable foundation devoted to the healing and wellness of Survivors of the Sixties Scoop and their families.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, The Foundation, the Executive Director will appeal to senior Ideal executives who have an interest in developing and operationalizing a long-awaited Survivor based response to the multiple issues associated with the Sixties Scoop.
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