On September 24, 2021, the Federal Court approved a nation-wide class settlement to compensate students who attended a Federal Indian Residential School as a Day Scholar which were funded, managed and controlled by the Federal Government of Canada ("Canada").
The Survivor Class and the Descendant Class reached a settlement with Canada for the loss of culture and language suffered by those who attended Indian Residential Schools as Day Scholars (attended during the day only but did not sleep there at night) between 1920-1997.
As part of the Approved Settlement of this Class Action, Canada will provide funding for compensation. To be eligible for compensation, a person must have attended any of the Indian Residential Schools listed in Schedule E of the Settlement Agreement as a Day Scholar for any part of a school year, so long as they have not already received compensation for that school year as part of the Indian Residential School Common Experience Payment (CEP) or McLean Settlement (Indian Day Schools).
Please know, we are committed to processing your claim in a way that is as timely and smooth for you as possible. To help with this, please take your time completing your form and, before you send it, double check that it is fully complete, to the best of your ability.
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Claims received through all methods of submission, including claims mailed, faxed, and submitted electronically.
Claims where the Administrator has issued payment.
Updates from the Administrator
Claims Process Now Live– January 4th, 2022
The claims process to apply for the Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Compensation has now gone live as of January 4th, 2022. Eligible claimants have until the Claims Deadline of October 4, 2023 to submit a claim. To avoid unnecessary administrative delay, for example due to incomplete Claim Forms, Claimants are strongly encouraged to carefully complete and take time to review their Claim Form before submitting it.
More information to follow once further updates become available.