The Board of Directors for the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice, an expert in social work and Indigenous child welfare and herself a Sixties Scoop Survivor, as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the CEO of the Foundation, Dr. Maurice will be responsible for the development and implementation of programs and services to support Survivors. Dr. Maurice brings a deep well of knowledge and connection to the Foundation’s mission.
She holds a doctorate in social work, focusing on Indigenous child welfare policies from the 1960s through the 1980s and wholistic healing and its relationship to social work. Dr. Maurice has developed a strong passion for advocacy and helping others heal from various forms of neglect, abandonment, and trauma over the years. Throughout her career, she has given special attention to the Sixties Scoop, having authored and edited Out of the Shadows: Stories by Sixties Scoop Warriors, which chronicles Sixties Scoop Survivors stories while bringing light, strength and courage to others.
Our conversations with Dr. Maurice regarding the Foundation’s future have seen her express her commitment to helping achieve sustainability for the Foundation culturally, strategically and financially; and helping people gain a deeper knowledge and empathy for our experiences and history as Sixties Scoop Survivors. We encourage you to watch the welcome video [link] from Dr. Maurice as she talks about her experience and next step as Foundation CEO. We are confident that she will help guide the Foundation towards its full potential and lead the Foundation to a place of wellness and healing for all Sixties Scoop Survivors.
I would like to warmly welcome Sixties Scoop Survivors, their families, descendants, and allies in healing.
With humility and gratitude, I look forward to serving the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer. I am a Sixties Scoop Survivor who brings lived experiences, strength, hope and vision.
I believe there is tremendous strength in Survivors supporting Survivors and accompanying Survivors on their health, healing and wellness journey; and I want all Survivors to know that they are no longer alone. My prayer and vision is to dedicate my work to the Lost Children who are beginning and continuing their journey home. To help those who have not yet found their voices, stories, belonging, identity, and relations.
May our Lost Children find their own strength, courage and voice within. May they find love, peace and contentment. May our Lost Children trust their deep intuitive knowing and hear the voice, guidance and teachings of our Ancestors so that they never need to walk alone.