Community Support Program

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.

This program is run by Argyle, a communications and engagement firm that is not part of Class Counsel. The Federal Court of Canada appointed Argyle to assist in the Claims Process by delivering culturally appropriate, trauma-informed support to Claimants as they complete their Claim Form.

Book your free session

Community Support Sessions connect you with a personal Claims Assistant along with cultural, healing and legal supports.

Eligible individuals must have attended one of the identified Federal Indian Day Schools or Federal Day Schools during eligibility years and experienced harm. Check the List of Federal Day Schools (Schedule K) to check eligible schools and years.

Schedule K

Program sessions

To participate in an upcoming session, register in advance by clicking on your community from the Communities List. Registering guarantees your appointment and limits wait times. The Communities List will be updated as new sessions are confirmed so check back to see updates to the schedule.

Communities List

Pangnirtung, Nunavut – November 4, 2021

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Kinngait, Nunavut – November 6, 2021

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Six Nations, Ontario – November 7-8, 2021

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – November 8-9, 2021

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Hamilton, Ontario – November 9-10, 2021

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Akwesasne, Ontario – October 28-29, 2021

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Can’t attend a community session?

If you do not see your community in the Communities List:

Preparing for your session

Make sure you bring to your session:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Claim Form and personal narrative (if you have it)
  3. Face covering (if your session is in person)
  4. Personal hand sanitizer (if you have it and your session is in person)
  5. Personal comfort items
  6. Support person

Acceptable forms of valid government-issued identification include:

  • Social Insurance Card
  • Driver’s license Card
  • Provincial/Territory Photo Card
  • Passport
  • 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), or
    • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
  • Land Claim Beneficiary Card (Inuit)

When submitting your Claim Form, please ensure that:

  • both sides your ID are photocopied
  • the name and birthday on the ID match the name and birthdate on the Claim Form
  • the ID is not expired

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, please fill out a Sworn Declaration at Part 6 of the Claim Form.