Are you eligible?
Are you eligible for compensation? It is important to know if you are a member of the Survivor Class or the Descendant Class.
Each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School (IRS) 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 a Day Scholar has died on or after May 30, 2005, a claim can be submitted on behalf of a deceased Day Scholar by the estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator, or if there is no estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator, the highest priority living heir.
For a list of Indian Residential Schools which had, or might have had Day Scholars, please see Schedule E. The list of IRSs that had, or could have had Day Scholars, and that are included in the settlement can also be found in the Long Form Notice. The full list is divided into two:
- List 1, which includes IRSs confirmed to have had Day Scholars; and
- List 2, which includes IRSs not known to have had Day Scholars
Survivor Class Members will also be eligible to apply for funding in the future from the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, heritage and commemoration.
You are a member of the Descendant Class if you are a natural or adopted child of a Survivor Class Member. Only Survivor Class Members are eligible for the $10,000 individual compensation payment.
Funding will be available under the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund which is currently being established. There is not a process for applying for benefits at this time. Both Descendant and Survivor Class Members will be able to apply to access funding from the Revitalization Fund.
Descendant Class Members will be eligible to apply for funding in the future from the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, and commemoration.
The Revitalization Fund will be used to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, heritage, and commemoration, and will be managed by an independent not-for-profit society that is independent of Canada and Class Counsel. Canada or Class Counsel are not involved in making decisions on who receives funding through the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund.
For more information, see Compensation and Funding.