Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administration

Missing Information

Claimants with incomplete claims at the Claims deadline, have or will be contacted by the Administrator with a listing of the information that is needed which may be submitted post January 13th, 2023. Please submit the missing information as soon as possible in order to allow processing of the claim. 

The Indian Day Schools Class Action claims period and Deadline Extension period is now closed.
The Claims Administrator cannot accept any forms after January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Both the Request for Deadline Extension Form and Claim form must have been received by January 13, 2023. 

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The Government of Canada has appointed Deloitte to process claims for Day Schools Claimants. This page is a resource for you, the claimant, to understand the claims process and find information about the status of your claim.

Settlement and Claims Information

Overall Claims Status
Current as of July 8, 2024 Self-Identified
Level 1
Level 2-5
Unspecified Total
Claims Received
Claims received through all methods of submission, including claims mailed, faxed, and submitted electronically.
130,946 54,570 1,467 186,983*
Claims determined as needing more information
Claims in this category are either missing required information (for example, missing a narrative for level 2-5 claims), or some of the information received was not legible (for example a blurry name on an ID card). The Administrator makes every effort possible to reach out to these Claimants for updated information.
9,765 5,186 1,258 16,209
Claims determined as not eligible for compensation
Claims in this category were determined to not meet the eligibility criteria set out in the settlement agreement. The Claims Administrator has sent a letter to the Claimants, explaining reason(s) for this determination.
4,189 1,438 209 5,836
Claims currently in process
The Claims Administrator is processing claims in this category. Please note that the settlement agreement includes a multi-phase process that takes time to complete. Our aim is to process each claim with care, quality, and compassion.
4,434 6,586 0 11,020
Claims Paid based on Self-Identified Level
Claims where the Administrator has issued payment.
112,558 (86%) 41,360 (76%) 0 153,918 (82%)

A total of 9,649 Claim forms have been received to date by the Administrator post the July 13, 2022 claims deadline during the extension period. These claims have been approved for deadline extension. Note that the extension request period ended on January 13, 2023.

Claims Paid based on Payment Level
This table reflects the total payments issued at each level to eligible claimants after adjudication, which may be different than the original Self-Identified Level claimed.
Level 1 116,793
Level 2 8,574
Level 3 2,441
Level 4 16,951
Level 5 9,159
Total Claims Paid 153,918

Updates from the Administrator


Claim Submission Deadline - July 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

In order to be considered for a deadline extension you must file a Deadline Extension Form

A claim form must be received by the Administrator by the Claims Deadline (July 13, 2022) under the Settlement Agreement. Please note that it is the Claimants' responsibility to ensure their claim meets the Claims Deadline. Class Counsel is available to assist claimants with their claim form completion/submission at or 1-844-539-3815.

If a claim form is not received by July 13, 2022, an extension must be requested by the claimant and approved by the Exception Committee. The Extension Request Form is available here.

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.

FOR ESTATES: For deceased class members, where estate documentation cannot be obtained by the Claims Deadline (July 13, 2022), we encourage that claims forms should still be submitted by the July 13, 2022 deadline, and the missing estate information as soon as possible in order to be processed.

Claim Submission - April 8, 2022 Update


Claimants who are missing information from their Claim form may be contacted again by the Claims Administrator to notify them that information remains outstanding from their Claims submission and we have not yet received a response.   The Claims Administrator will make efforts to contact claimants with outstanding information by email (from email address ) and/or by phone (if no email address was provided in the claim form). Claimants are encouraged to submit ALL outstanding information and/or contact the call the call centre for assistance as soon as possible. 


If you have submitted a Claim form, but you have not yet heard from us, please contact the Call Centre at  1-888-221-2898 to ensure we have received your claim and to find out the status of your claim.

Claim Submission Deadline 


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 July 13, 2022 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 July 13, 2022 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 July 13, 2022 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 July 13, 2022 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 NOTE: Claims submitted by regular mail or courier that are received by the Claims Administrator after July 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST without a postmark will be deemed to have been received after the Claims Deadline and might not be accepted.


Claim Process Update – November 26, 2020

We honour the continued courage and strength of those who have submitted, or are working to submit, their Claim Form. The Claims Administrator continues to be committed to thoroughly reviewing claims in order to process in a compassionate and respectful manner as soon as possible.

In the coming weeks, some Claimants who have already submitted claims will receive a letter from the Claims Administrator with a level assessment of their Claim Form. This letter may indicate that the Claimant has been assessed at a lower level than the Claimant initially selected.

It's important to know that this decision is NOT final. Claimants can request to have their Claim Forms reconsidered by the Claims Administrator. Here is some information to guide the process: 

  • To ask for a Reconsideration, Claimants must submit a "Reconsideration Decision Form" to the Claims Administrator by fax or letter (reconsiderations cannot be processed by the call centre);
  • Claimants will have 120 days from the time they receive the Claims Administrator's notice to request a reconsideration; 
  • Claimants may choose to provide more information/documentation to support their claim at the level they initially selected.
  • Reconsideration is ONLY available to claimants that receive a level down letter.


The Administrator has assessed some claims at a lower level based on the information provided by the claimant in the associated claim form. The information shared in the claim form must correspond with the level being claimed in order to be determined at the level claimed. For example, if a claimant submitted a claim for a level 4 – but their claim form described abuse/harm outlined in level 2, then the claim would be determined at a level 2.


We encourage each Claimant to take time to carefully review the letter and reasons before making their decision. However, it is very important to know that if Claimants do not submit the Reconsideration Form within the 120-day period, the Claims Administrator will process the claim at the lower level and send compensation for that level. If this happens, the claim can no longer be reconsidered and the level assessed by the Claims Administrator is final.

If you do not receive a letter with an assessment, that means we are continuing to review your claim. You do not need to do anything further right now.


We understand that Claimants may have questions about this process. If you receive a letter and would like to request a Reconsideration, we strongly encourage you to reach out to Class Counsel for assistance. If you would like to speak with a lawyer about what next steps are available to you, please call Class Counsel at 1-844-539-3815 or email Their support is free.

If you have any questions about the Claims Process, please do not hesitate to contact the Claims Administrator Call Centre at 1-888-221-2898. Note that due to an in increased volume of calls related to personal claims status, we would like to inform you that you may be waiting longer than usual to speak with someone.  The average wait time is currently more than 5 minutes. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to assist you as quickly as possible.