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The claims process for the Day Scholar Compensation Payment has closed. It is no longer possible to submit a claim.​ The Claims Administrator is processing claims submitted on or before the January 4, 2024 ultimate deadline.

What should I do now?

If you submitted a claim before the January 4, 2024 ultimate deadline, there is nothing more you need to do right now.

The Claims Administrator is still processing claims. If there is an update on your submission, the Claims Administrator will contact you.

If you have questions about your submission, you can contact the Claims Administrator at 1-877-877-5786​ or email dayscholarsclaims@deloitte.ca.

About the Settlement

The Federal 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.

In October 2021, the Federal Court approved a Settlement Agreement that resolved the Day Scholar Survivor and Descendant Class claims.

What does the settlement contain?

The settlement contains compensation and funding for Day Scholar Survivor Class and Descendant Class.

  • 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 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.

Additional Information

Questions about an Eligibility Decision?

Learn more about the decision process and Eligibility Decision Letters. 

Important Documents

Learn more about the Day Scholars Survivors and Descendants Settlement Agreement .

Band Class Information

The Day Scholars settlement did not affect the Band Class. The Band Class claim is subject to a separate settlement agreement. Learn more >