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).