Daamishkooziimin Healing Circle

Daamishkooziimin means "We are Strong" in Anishinaabemowin.

We offer support and events to all 60's Scoop Survivors, Indigenous Adoptees and Survivors of the child welfare system as well as their children and close family members.

We provide opportunities to speak about our pasts and histories as well as to heal as we go into the future through sharing, Ceremonies, and other events.

Daamishkooziimin Christmas Dinner 2017

Want to support Daamishkooziimin?

You can give a Gift With Vision!

What is Gifts With Vision?

The United Church of Canada developed a giving catalogue, Gifts with Vision in response to member requests to be able to give gifts to relatives, friends, and loved ones that are in direct support of the church's partners across Canada and around the world.

This year, Daamishkooziimin was one of the chosen recipients of Gifts with Vision.

For as little as $10, you can help support our circle and make a difference in the lives of survivors. Each donation includes a tax receipt. Click HERE to help support our survivors today!

There is a Sixties Scoop Peer Support Line operated by the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network which can be reached at 1-866-456-6060.

The peer support line will provide listening and support services to Indigenous 60s scoop survivors who experienced displacement, loss of culture, due to being adopted or fostered in non-Indigenous households across Canada, the U.S.A.

The Peer Support Line will provide safe, respectful and non-judgemental confidential listening.It will link Survivors to approved services across Canada to support their emotional, cultural, spiritual and mental needs. Services include:

  • Provide direction on how to access government information related to their adoption and other government documentation.
  • Provide direction to support their repartition efforts that include finding families and communities.
  • Provide information and direction on how to attain Indigenous programs and services, Treaty Indian Cards, Metis memberships and Nunavut Land Claims Agreement services for Inuit.
  • Provide one-on-one talks with Survivors to listen to stories, connect them with other Survivors, or Sixties Scoop organizations across Canada.

We do not provide crisis counselling. If you are experiencing a serious mental health crisis, please call your local crisis center or family doctor/emergency dept.

The toll-free line is staffed by peer support workers and as such, cannot provide legal advice or guidance.