The Foundation's mission and mandate should be inclusive of seven key areas of focus, aimed at serving Sixties Scoop Survivors and defining and exploring avenues for healing and reconciliation:
The vision, mission, and approach should be underpinned by the following values:
The board should be comprised of a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 12 individuals, the majority of whom are persons affected by the Sixties Scoop. The core qualities that should define board members include:
The board should aim to represent the vast diversity of survivors, specifically in terms of geography, language, culture, identity, age, and experience. The following elements of diversity should be considered:
The board recruitment process can and should play an important role in building a relationship of trust between theFoundation and survivors. We believe a successful Recruitment Process must:
The Foundation should seek to operate “in perpetuity” rather than taking a spend-down approach. In order to achieve long-term sustainability, the Foundation should consider the following practices:
The Foundation’s board, once established, should undertake a branding process to define its visual identity and name. This process should include the development of a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) specifically targeting professional Indigenous designers, artists, and/or branding experts.
In developing the RFP, the Foundation’s board should acknowledge the recurring themes and concepts contributed by survivors through the Engagement process, as inspiration for the brand:
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