July 11, 2023

Claimants can submit missing information on claims that were submitted prior to January 13, 2023.

January 14, 2023

The Claims period officially closed.

July 13, 2022

Class Members who were unable to file a claim under the Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement by July 13, 2022 can submit a request for an extension. The Extension Request Form and Claim Form should be submitted together to avoid delays in processing by the extension deadline of January 13, 2023.

July 10, 2020

Federal Court appoints Reva E. Devins as the Independent Assessor for the Claims Process.

July 7, 2020

Federal Court appoints Argyle Communications Inc. to assist in the delivery of Notice to Claimants by implementing the Claimant Assistance Program.

January 13, 2020

Implementation of the Settlement. Survivors are now able to submit claims through the Claims Process.

August 19, 2019

Federal Court approves the Settlement.

May 13-15, 2019

Settlement approval hearings took place in Winnipeg, MB.

May 7, 2019

All statements of support and objection forms were filed with the Court.

May 3, 2019

Deadline for Class Members to file objections or statements in support of the settlement.

March 2019

Lead Plaintiffs and Canada signed a settlement agreement. 60-day notice period begins.

November 2018

An agreement in principle was reached with Canada.

June 2018

The case was certified with Gowling WLG appointed as Class Counsel.


After seven years in legal limbo, Mr. McLean engaged Gowling WLG to take over the case.


Garry McLean, original Lead Plaintiff, and others initiated the Federal Indian Day School Class Action.