ARE YOU A “MILLENNIUM SCOOP” SURVIVOR?
What is the “Millennium Scoop”?
The “Millennium Scoop” describes First Nations children who were taken from their homes on reserve and placed in state care or foster care between April 1, 1991 and March 1, 2019.
Are you a Survivor?
You may qualify for compensation as a survivor of the Millennium Scoop if you were:
- taken from your home and community on reserve and placed in out-of-home care, temporarily or permanently between April 1, 1991 and March 1, 2019; and
- under the “age of majority” in your province (18 or 19 years old) at the time you were taken.
HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED JORDAN’S PRINCIPLE RIGHTS?
What is “Jordan’s Principle”?
Jordan’s Principle requires that Canada provide First Nations children*, living on or off reserve, with necessary health and social services and products, for example: services related to mental health, special education, early childhood services, recreation, culture and language, dental, physical therapy, speech therapy, medical equipment and physiotherapy.
Canada is not allowed to cause delays in providing the services or products requested by First Nations children while it determines which level of government ought to pay for the service or product.
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Have you been denied Jordan’s Principle rights?
You may qualify for compensation as a person denied Jordan’s Principle rights if you were:
- a First Nations child living on or off reserve who requested a type of health or social support from the government between April 1, 1991 and March 1, 2019; and
- taken from your home, family and community and placed in outside care in order to receive that support;
- denied the requested support by the Federal or Provincial government;
- suffered unreasonable delays in receiving the requested support; or
- received the requested support upon reconsideration ordered by the Tribunal.
You may also qualify for compensation if you are a parent or grandparent of a First Nations child living on or off reserve who requested a type of health or social support from the government for that child or grandchild between April 1, 1991 and March 1, 2019 and experienced any of the circumstances detailed above.
*The definition of “First Nations Children” remains to be determined, and until such time as it is determined in Court or before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Canada must provide First Nations children living off-reserve who have urgent service needs, but do not have (and are not eligible for) Indian Act status, with the services required to meet those urgent service needs, pursuant to Jordan’s Principle.