Completing a Claim Form in a safe and supportive environment can be an important step in your healing journey. The Federal Indian Day School Community Support program takes a trauma-informed approach to delivering free, one-on-one help with filling out or checking the status of your Claim Form.
Book Your Personal Community Support Session
To participate in an upcoming session, please register in advance by clicking on a community from the list below. Registering guarantees your appointment and limits wait times. The community list will be updated as new sessions are confirmed so visit this page to view updates to the schedule.
Our Community Support Team is available to answer your questions and assist with booking, changing or cancelling an appointment. If you do not see your community listed above, click the below link to register for an online session or contact us to learn how we can support you at 1-877-515-7525 or email@example.com.
Community Support Sessions connect you with a personal Claims Assistant along with cultural, healing and legal supports.
Preparing For Your Session
It is important to bring your photo ID with you to your session, to support your claim application. If you have a Claim Form or personal narrative that you have already started, please bring it with you so we can build on the work you have already done.
- Photo ID
- Claim Form and personal narrative (if you have it)
- Face covering (if your session is in person)
- Personal hand sanitizer (if you have it and your session is in person)
- Personal comfort items
- Support person
Acceptable forms of valid government-issued identification include:
- Social insurance card
- Driver’s license card
- Provincial/territory photo card
- Birth certificate
- Old age security (OAS) identification card
- Firearms possession and acquisition license (PAL)
- Official military ID
- Nexus card
- Bring Your ID (BYID) card (age of majority card)
- Permanent resident card
- U.S. state ID
- Certificate of Canadian citizenship
- Indian status card
- Certificate of Indian status (CIS)
- Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
- Land claim beneficiary card (Inuit)
Please note that health cards are NOT acceptable forms of ID for privacy reasons. Membership cards issued by an organization, or cards issued by a city, municipality or region are also not acceptable forms of ID, as they are not issued by a state, provincial, territorial or federal government. If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, you can fill out a Sworn Declaration at Part 6 of the Claim Form.
If your session is in person, you must bring and wear a mask / face covering to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Where We’ve Served
Our Community Support Sessions have supported Claimants in communities across Canada.