Resources

MANITOBA

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I need more information | Open Birth and Adoption Records

The Post-Adoption Registry allows for search and reunion services for eligible family members who were involved in an adoption that was granted in Manitoba. Registry services are provided by the Department of Family Services.

Open Birth Records Related to Adoption

Applying for Access to Birth Records Related to Adoption

**Legislation came into effect in Manitoba
on June 15, 2015**

Recent changes to The Adoption Act and The Vital Statistics Act allow for more openness with respect to birth records related to adoption.

Manitoba’s legislation allows adoptees and birth parents to apply for access to available identifying information.  Adoptees and birth parents can apply to access these records through the Manitoba Post-Adoption Registry. Application forms are available online.

ONTARIO

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TORONTO

The Children's Aid Society of Toronto will provide non-identifying information from our records to adult adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth parents, birth grandparents, birth siblings, birth aunts/uncles and to former Crown Wards.

Adopted people and their birth relatives, click here for an application form for non-identifying information.

Former crown wards, click here for an application form for non-identifying information.

Please be advised that there is a lengthy waiting list for these services.

For more information, please call 416-924-4646 ext. 2590 or email your_roots@TorontoCAS.ca

A reunion support group meets at the agency once a month and is open to anyone involved in a reunion. For more information, please call 416-924-4646 ext. 2590 or email your_roots@TorontoCAS.ca.

Adult adopted persons wishing to obtain a copy of their original birth registration and/or their final adoption order, and birth parents wishing to obtain access to information from their child’s birth records and adoption orders can contact the Ministry of Community and Social Services at Service Ontario or call Service Ontario at 416-325-8305 or toll free at 1-800-461-2156.


OTTAWA

Parent Finders - https://parentfindersottawa.ca/

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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SASKATCHEWAN

National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network, NISCW, The Network, Sixties Scoop, Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, Indigenous Adoptee, Indigenous Foster Care, press release, Manitoba, adoptionPost-Adoption Services

As of January 1 , 2017 we are making changes to the release of an adult  adoptee’s birth registration that affects:

  • adult adoptees;
  • birth parents of adoptees;
  • adult children of a deceased adult adoptee; and
  • adult children of a deceased birth parent whose child was placed for  adoption.

Before the changes come into effect, adult adoptees and birth parents can:

  • place a veto under the new process that will prevent the release of their  identifying information. This only applies to adoptions granted before  January 1, 2017; or
  • file a contact preference that will place limits on contact from the other  person but will not prevent release of their identifying information.

After January 1, 2017 the release of identifying information will be subject to any  vetoes or contact preferences placed by a birth parent or adult adoptee.

NATIONWIDE RESOURCES

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.

http://www.originscanada.org/

http://www.originscanada.org/adoption-records/searching-in-canada-resources/

Search Origins International Registry


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.

LEGAL ACTION

For all media releases regarding the 60's Scoop Class Action Suit, please click HERE.

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.

ARTICLES ABOUT THE SIXTIES SCOOP

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.