Federal Indian Day School Class Action
This is the Class Counsel website for Federal Indian Day School Class Members. This national Class Action is the first of its kind and seeks compensation for the damages and abuses suffered by all Indian Day School students who were forced to attend Indian Day Schools and were excluded from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
Class Members can now apply for an extension until January 13, 2023, by submitting an Extension Request Form. It is recommended you submit your Claim Form together with your Extension Request Form, but Class Members may seek an extension prior to submitting their Claim Form. Find out if you are eligible for compensation and how you can submit a claim.
This may be an important step in your healing journey.
What is the claims process?
The Claims Process involves mandatory tasks that need to be completed and submitted to the Claims Administrator. Find out what steps you need to take and what to expect along the way.
Garry Leslie McLean (1951-2019)
Garry McLean served as the lead plaintiff in this case since its inception. Garry was a fierce advocate for Indian Day School Survivors and their families. He worked tirelessly on their behalf. Even in his last few days, he remained engaged in the case and pushed for its progress.
We remain committed to helping Indian Day School survivors achieve justice for the harms they experienced. Garry has taught us much about this work being carried forward to resolution and reconciliation. We will miss his support, friendship, grace and gentle humour.
Support with the claims process
If you would like support filling out your Claim Form, or need other legal assistance or wellness support related to your claim, help is available.