Day Scholars may still claim compensation under this settlement, even if that Day Scholar also attended Federal Indian Day Schools or was a resident of an IRS, so long as they have not received compensation for the same school years they attended as a Day Scholar through either the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement or the IRSSA. You cannot receive compensation for more than one settlement for the same school year (a school year is September 1 – August 31). These examples may be helpful:

  • A student attended a Federal Indian Day School from September 1968 – December 1968.  They then attended an IRS as a Day Scholar from January 1969 – July 1969.  In the same school year, this student attended both a Federal Indian Day School and an IRS as a Day Scholar.  However, this student would only be able to receive compensation from one of these settlements, because you can only receive compensation from one settlement per school year. 
  • A second student attended a Federal Indian Day School from September 1968-July 1969. They then attended an IRS as a Day Scholar from September 1969 – July 1970.  This person attended two different types of schools in two different school years and could be eligible to receive compensation from both the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement and the Day Scholar settlement. 
  • A third student attended a Federal Indian Day School from September 1968 – December 1968. They then attended an IRS as a Day Scholar from January 1969 – July 1970. This person attended both types of schools in the same school year (September 1, 1968 – August 31, 1969) and attended just an IRS as a Day Scholar in a second school year (September 1969 – July 1970). This person could potentially receive compensation from the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement for the first school year, as well as from the Day Scholars settlement for the second school year. 

We encourage anyone who attended both a Federal Indian Day School and an IRS as a Day Scholar to discuss their situations with Class Counsel to get the best guidance on the next steps. 

Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars – Class Counsel (Waddell Phillips) Contact: dayscholars@waddellphillips.ca or 1-888-222-6845. 

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