Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action Claims Administration

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Upcoming Claims Deadline - October 4th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)


The Claims Administrator remains committed to ensuring that all Claimants are given the opportunity to submit a complete claim form within the Claims Period prescribed under the Settlement Agreement.

All claims must be received by the Administrator by the Claims Deadline. It is the Claimants' responsibility to ensure their claim meets the Claims Deadline.

The Claims Deadline is October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

In order to meet the Claims Deadline,

  • Claims submitted by email or fax must be received by the Claims Administrator or have an electronic, system-generated date stamp of no later than October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • Claims Submitted by regular mail or courier must be received by the Claims Administrator or postmarked by Canada Post or courier service provider by no later than October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. For clarity, the term "postmark" refers to an official mark stamped on a letter or package by either Canada Post or a courier service indicating the date and time that the correspondence was received by Canada Post/courier service. A postmark may not be automatically applied by the post office or courier service. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the Claimant to request and obtain a postmark on their claim submission.

For greater certainty, a Claim submission may be received by the Claims Administrator after October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST, so long as the electronic, system-generated date stamp (in the case of email or fax) or postmark (in the case or regular mail or courier) indicated on the correspondence is before the Claims Deadline.

PLEASE NOTEClaims submitted by regular mail or courier that are received by the Claims Administrator after October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST without a postmark will be deemed to have been received after the Claims Deadline and will require a request for a Claims Deadline extension.

Claimants with incomplete claims will be contacted with a listing of the information that is needed to process the claim, which should be submitted as soon as possible. Missing information must be received as soon as possible in order to be processed.

If a claim form is not received by October 4, 2023 a Claimant may submit a claim form along with a request for a Claims Deadline extension to the Claims Administrator before the Ultimate Claims Deadline of
January 4, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST.

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.