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Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administration
Important Updates


Summary of Claims - As of June 30, 2020:

  • Claims in Progress: 42,751
  • Claims Paid: 14,180
  • Total Claims Received: 56,931

Important Update from the Administrator in response to COVID-19:

Please note that the claims processing centre continues to operate and the Administrator is now receiving and processing mail.

Claimants are encouraged not to submit multiple claims if one has already been sent by post.  

We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Did you attend a Federal Indian Day School or Federal Day School?

On August 19, 2019, the Federal Court approved a nation-wide class settlement to compensate students who attended and suffered abuse or harm at Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools ("Day Schools") which were funded, managed and controlled by the Federal Government of Canada ("Canada").

In the class action, McLean v Canada (Court File No. T-2169-16), students who attended a Federal Indian Day School sought damages from Canada for harms suffered as a result of their attendance. Their legal action was certified as a class proceeding by order of the Federal Court on June 21, 2018.

As part of the Approved Settlement of this Class Action, Canada will provide compensation to Eligible Class Members. To be eligible for compensation, a person must have attended at least one of the Day Schools listed in Schedule K of Settlement Agreement and suffered abuse or harm from teaching staff, officials, students and other third parties at the school.


This website is for the Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administration Process.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the Claims Administration Process, please click here

For legal advice or assistance with completing your Claim Form, at no cost, please contact Class Counsel, Gowling WLG at 1-844-539-3815, or, or visit their website at

If you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, free counselling and crisis intervention services are available from the Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, or online at

Court Documents

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Documents and Notices
  1. Consolidated Settlement Agreement
  2. Settlement Approval Order
  3. Schedule K - List of Federal Indian Day Schools (As of August 8, 2019)
  4. Long Form Notice of Settlement Approval
  5. Claim Form

Contact Us​

If you have further questions regarding the administration of the Settlement, please contact the Administrator at: 1-888-221-2898

To submit your Claim Form, send your package 

To: Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator, c/o Deloitte 

By Mail: PO Box 1775, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5C 0A2, OR 

By Fax: 416-366-1102, OR 

By Email: