How many Day Scholars does this settlement affect?

Approximately 12,000-20,000 Day Scholars Survivors were alive as of May 30, 2005.  In addition, Descendants (natural or adopted children) of Day Scholars may be eligible to benefit from the Day Scholars Revitalization Fund, which greatly increases the overall number...

What’s happening now with the settlement process?

As of January 4, 2022, the claims period is now open.   A Federal Court judge approved the settlement agreement on September 24, 2021, and that agreement is now binding on all Survivor Class and Descendant Class members who did not opt out by November 30,...

How does this settlement impact the Band Class?

The settlement does not include the Band Class. Nothing in the settlement will affect the Band Class claim, which is moving forward to trial. To learn more about the Band Class process, visit the Band Class section of the website. 

What is the settlement?

The settlement applies to the Day Scholar Survivor Class (students who attended Indian Residential School as Day Scholars), and the Descendant Class. The Band Class claim is continuing on to trial. The settlement includes a $10,000 individual compensation for each...

What is this class action about?

This class action called Gottfriedson v. Canada is about the claims of Day Scholars, students who attended Indian Residential Schools (“IRS”) during the day only and did not sleep there overnight. The lawsuit asserted that the purpose, operation, and management of...
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