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CPRI Class Action
If you were a child or youth in care involved with CPRI between 1963 and 2011 who may have been harmed while you were an impatient in the facility, please read more.Read More
Child Welfare in Ontario
Sixties’ Scoop Records
Between 1965 and 1984, thousands of Indigenous children were removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families. Those affected lost all contact with their children and families. They also lost critical connection to their language, culture and identity. A class action lawsuit was launched with the intent to compensate those affected by this period. If you were a service recipient during this period, you may be eligible for compensation. Please visit Sixties Scoop Claim & Sixties Scoop Settlement websites. To access your case record with our Children’s Aid Society, contact us.
I entered Air Cadets at twelve. Neglected at home, I was in Children’s Aid care at fourteen. The structure of Cadets, and the affection of my foster mom, gave me the confidence I needed to succeed. One summer at Cold Lake, I was responsible for 600 fellow Cadets. I now have a scholarship to college and I’m committed to earning a Master’s Degree.
I’m an addict—four years clean—and a mother. The key to my recovery was: I got honest. I got honest with Children’s Aid, and with their help I was able to get my kids and my life back. I’ll always be grateful to them—they’re the unsung heroes of my life. I don’t sing, but I will play the drums to say, ‘Thank you.’
How do I define success? Success is when your mom dies and you’re alone at eleven and you grow up in group homes and your best friend is your Children’s Aid caseworker. Success is getting your own apartment at sixteen, winning awards in school, singing in the choir, going to college, becoming an entrepreneur, and interning at Children’s Aid. I am a success—and my mom would be proud that I’m happy.