June 13, 2022: Extension of Claims Process

About 150,000 people have filed their claims, which exceeds the third party actuarial estimates of 120,000 to 140,000 claims. That said, it was anticipated that some people will miss the claims deadline. The Settlement Agreement therefore provides a possible extension period of six (6) months – extending the deadline to January 13, 2023. This date is three (3) years from the start of the claims process and four (4) years from the publication of the court approved Settlement Agreement.

The Claims Administrator will release the Extension Request Form on or before July 13, 2022. Although we anticipate flexibility in processing an Extension Request Form, Class Members will need to identify a reason as to why they have been unable to file a claim by the deadline. The Extension Request Form will be available on indiandayschools.com and can be mailed/emailed by contacting Class Counsel at 1.844.539.3815 or dayschools@gowlingwlg.com.  Class Counsel remains available to assist, free of charge, during the extension period. Mental health and wellness support also remains available through the Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We will continue to monitor and consider the number claims as well as extension forms filed. In the interim, Class Members continue to be urged to file claims before the July 13, 2022 deadline.