Day School Settlement Agreement Information for Survivors

Updated August 19, 2022 

There are two, active Indian Residential Schools Class Action Settlements:

Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action Settlement

Deadline October 4, 2023

To be eligible for compensation, a Day Scholar (or heir in some cases) must have attended an Indian Residential School during the day only but did not sleep overnight at one of Indian Residential Schools in Schedule E.

To submit a claim, claimants may submit their claim form on-line or via email, fax, or mail:

For questions or help, contact the Claims Administrator (Deloitte) at: dayscholarsclaims@deloitte.ca or 1-877-877-5786.

For more information, visit
https://www.classaction.deloitte.ca/en-ca/Pages/dayscholarsclaims.aspx
https://www.justicefordayscholars.com/the-day-scholars-story/

Survivor and Descendant Class Members (the natural or adopted children of Survivor Class Members) are also eligible to apply for funding from the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, and commemoration.

Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement

Deadline to apply for an extension: January 13, 2023

Class Members can now apply for an extension until January 13, 2023, by submitting an Extension Request Form. It is recommended you submit your Claim Form together with your Extension Request Form, but Class Members may seek an extension prior to submitting their Claim Form. Find out if you are eligible for compensation and how you can submit a claim

To be eligible for compensation, a person must have attended one of the schools listed on Schedule K (PDF). The Claims process opened on January 13, 2020. 

To submit a claim, the form is available via the Indian Day Schools Class Action website. 

Completed claims forms can be submitted in three different ways. The claims must be sent to “Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator, c/o Deloitte.” Claims can be submitted in the following formats:

There is mental health counselling and crisis support available to class members through the Hope for Wellness Hotline at 1-855-242-3310, or online at www.hopeforwellness.ca

Any questions about the Claim Forms or Claim Process can be addressed by calling Class Counsel at the number 1-(888)-221-2898. When Survivors call that number, they will given two options. First, seeking support from an Administrator on submitting a claim. The second option is legal support and help filling out the Claim Form. Form fillers are available; please contact the Federal Indian Day School Class Action for more information. 

Class Counsel is working with the claims administrator, Deloitte, to schedule a series of information and support sessions in communities throughout Canada. The current schedule can be found on their website.