Class Action Settlement Announced for Day School

In March of this year, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett announced an out-of-court settlement with class members in relation to Canada’s establishing and funding of Federal Indian Day Schools and its subsequent control and management of the schools.

As a result, Canada will provide compensation to eligible Survivor Class Members, ranging between $10,000 to $200,000.

According to the release from Gowling WLG, the process to claim compensation will be simple, culturally sensitive, non-adversarial, and user-friendly. To be eligible, a person must have attended one of the identified Indian Day Schools listed on Schedule K to the Settlement Agreement that is available on the Indian Day School website (

For more information, please see the attached documentation: Day School Class Action Settlement