Day Scholar Compensation Payment Claims Process is OPEN.
Claims must be submitted by October 4, 2023. Time left to submit:
What should I do now?
Step 2: Start your claim
Once you have confirmed your eligibility, you can start your claim. The online claim form is the quickest and most efficient way to complete and submit your form. It ensures that all parts of the form are completed accurately, and reduces your chances of missing out vital information, which could delay the processing of your claim.
About the Settlement
The Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action was brought on behalf of Day Scholars – students who attended Indian Residential Schools (“IRS”) during the day only but did not sleep there overnight, and their Descendants (their children). The lawsuit claimed that IRSs destroyed Class Members’ language and culture, violated their cultural and linguistic rights, and caused psychological harms. The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement that resolves the Day Scholar Survivor and Descendant Class claims.
- Survivor Class: $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment. Each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School during the day only (but did not sleep there overnight) is eligible to apply for a $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment. In cases where the Day Scholar died on or after May 30, 2005, the deceased Day Scholar’s estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator or if there is none, highest priority heir may apply for the Day Scholar Compensation Payment.
- Survivor and Descendant Class: A $50 million Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, heritage and commemoration activities for the benefit of Survivor and Descendant Classes.
Compensation & Funding
Are you eligible for compensation or funding? It is important to know if you are a member of the Survivor Class or the Descendant Class.
Questions about an Eligibility Decision?
Learn more about the decision process and Eligibility Decision Letters.
Learn more about what the Day Scholars Survivors and Descendants settlement means for you or read important documents that explain what you need to know.