On August 19, 2019, the Federal Court approved a nation-wide class settlement to compensate Day School survivors for harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools.

The settlement also will allow the estates of survivors who have died from July 31, 2007, to make claims.

Applications for Compensation

While the application deadline of July 13, 2022, under the settlement agreement has now passed, survivors may complete and submit a formal request for extensions. Requests need to identify a reason as to why a claim could not be filed by the application deadline. Extension requests are not automatically granted. They must be submitted, along with completed claim submissions, by January 13, 2023. 

For more information and to obtain an Extension Request Form, please go to the official Federal Indian Day School Class Action website for the class action settlement, or call 1-888-221-2898 for assistance.

Elements of the Settlement Agreement

  1. Compensation ranges from $10,000 for harms associated with attending a Federal Indian Day School or Federal Day School to $200,000 for repeated sexual abuse and/or physical assault leading to long-term injury. Eligible Class Members will receive a payment reflecting the most severe harms they suffered while attending an Indian Day School, irrespective of the number of schools attended.

    To be eligible for direct compensation, a person must have attended at least one of the Federal Indian Day Schools or Federal Day Schools funded, managed, and controlled by Canada and listed on Schedule K of the Agreement.
  2. A $200 million Legacy Fund to support commemoration projects, health and wellness programs, education, language, and culture initiatives for communities will be created. These funds will be administered by the McLean Day School Settlement Corporation.

For More Information

Please go to the official Federal Indian Day School Class Action website. If you need other help, contact Lori Ransom at   lransom@united-church.ca