This is the official website of the Federal Indian Day School Class Action.

In the coming months, the Federal Court will be asked to approve the settlement for a nation-wide class action lawsuit against Canada to compensate survivors for harms they suffered while attending federally operated Indian Day Schools. The proposed settlement with Canada includes everyone who attended a Federal Indian Day School, including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Information on how to make a claim for compensation will become available on this site if the proposed settlement is approve. In the meantime, you can find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQ section, copies of important notices, access to key forms and other documents in our Documents section, as well as most recent updates in the settlement process.

Should you have any questions or require support, please contact us at 1 (844) 539-3815.


Plaintiff Videos


Plaintiff Joint Statement

In March, when we gathered together to announce the news of a settlement for survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools, someone very important was missing.  Garry McLean. This man, who we all called “Sunny Boy” for his contagious smile and joy, spent the last decade of his life fighting for justice for IDS survivors. While we lost Garry just weeks before the announcement, there is no question that the settlement, which bears his name, is infused with his spirit.

If Garry were with us today, he could tell you what it took to achieve this milestone. He could tell you about the dark hours when it seemed like the case would never move forward, when we all felt abandoned. And yet, he would focus more on the positives such as when he finally connected with our current Class Counsel, Bob Winogron and Jeremy Bouchard – in Garry’s words “I finally felt the momentum and progress needed for this case.”  We feel the very same momentum and progress.

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Class Updates

Five Fundamental Facts about the Federal Indian Day School SettlementThe 60 days between the public sharing of the settlement agreement and the approval hearings is a very important time for discussion about the terms of the settlement. A number of questions have been raised over the past two weeks, and that is exactly how this process is supposed to work. People have the right to look closely at the settlement and raise concerns. They also have the right to clear and factual information. To that end, here are the five fundamental facts of the settlement that people should know.

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