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Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement Claim Forms Implementation Process Now Open
The Claim Form for the Day School Class Action Settlement is now available. The settlement provides compensation to any former Day School Students identified as Survivor Class Members who:
- attended Federal Indian Day School(s) and Federal Day School(s) that were funded, managed and controlled by the Federal Government of Canada
- suffered abuse or harm from teaching staff, officials, students and other third parties at the school(s) attended.
What to do:
The Claims process is open from January 13, 2020 and will end on July 13, 2022. Survivor Class Members have two and a half years to submit his or her claim for compensation from the date the claim forms are open.
When completing the Claim Form be advised of the following:
- You must enclose a copy of a government ID (e.g. driver’s license, status card, passport, social insurance card, etc)
- There are five (5) levels of compensation ranging from $10,000.00 to $200,000.00. You must select the level of abuse on the claim form based on your experience. Additional supporting documentation may be required if you suffered abuse from either Level 2, 3, 4 or 5. Level 1 does not require any additional supporting documentation.
If you do not have supporting documentation you must complete the Sworn Declaration on the Claim Form which allows you to apply without records. This declaration must be signed in front of a guarantor.
- If you are applying on behalf of a Survivor Class Member who passed away on or after July 31, 2007 you must provide a copy of your government ID, not the deceased’s ID.
Submit Claim Forms:
Claim Form package must be sent Deloitte Accounting Firm. They will be reviewing all applications for eligibility and payment processing.
To: Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator
c/o Deloitte Accounting Firm
By mail: P.O. Box 1775, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5C 0A2
By fax: 416-366-1102
By email: [email protected]
Please keep a copy of the completed Claim Form and attached documents for your personal records before sending it out.
To access a Claim Form:
You can download the Claim Form from the website at www.indiandayschools.com or request a copy from the Community Liaison Worker at Moose Cree First Nation.
If you need assistance in completing the form, please contact me to book an appointment:
Rose Blackned, Community Liaison Worker
Moose Cree First Nation
705-658-4619 ext. 234
If you have questions on when the compensation payments will be done or if you need to update your contact information you must contact Deloitte directly at 1-888-221-2898 or [email protected]
In order to be eligible for the Day School Class Action Settlement you must have attended the following Day Schools as listed in the Schedule K.
Moose Factory No. 2 (was called Moose Fort Indian Village School)
Opened September 1, 1955 and closed or transferred January 1, 1957
Opened 1905 and closed or transferred January 1, 1957
The Village School that was located On-Reserve and the Main School (with the two portables) that was located Off-Reserve may have/remained open after 1957 but they were no longer directly funded, managed or controlled by the Federal Government. The Province took over therefore, does not meet the eligibility requirements as per Judge’s Ruling of approval for the Day School Class Action Settlement. If you feel that you are still entitled to this settlement you have the option to submit a Claim Form. Your application will be reviewed by Deloitte Accounting Firm and they will determine eligibility however, there is no guarantee you will receive a settlement.
Past Compensation Payments
If you hired a lawyer and sued Canada for abuse you experienced from a former Day School and you received payment you will not be eligible for the Day School Class Action Settlement.
Common Experience Payment and Individual Assessment Payment
If you received either of these payments in the past you are still eligible to apply for the Day School Class Action Settlement.
705-658-4619 ext. 234
For questions or inquiries on eligibility requirements
Deloitte Accounting Firm
For questions on claim forms or compensation payments
1-844-539-3815 or www.indiandayschools.com
To know more about the Day School Class Action Settlement
Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310
Moose Cree Health Services: 705-658-4619
If you are in distress or looking for support including counselling services