The Federal Court approved a nation-wide settlement to compensate survivors of harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools. To be eligible for direct compensation, a person must have attended at least one of the Federal Indian Day Schools or Federal Day Schools funded, managed and controlled by Canada.
If you’re a community member and have attended the Mission Point Micmacs of Restigouche or another Indian Day School listed in Schedule K, you may be eligible for compensation under this class action suit. For additional information or to download the claim form, please consult the Federal Indian Day School Class Action website: https://indiandayschools.com/en/
As of January 13, 2020, the claims process is open to Survivors who suffered harms while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. Survivors can now complete the Claim Form or call 1 (888) 221-2898 for assistance. Deadline to submit claims is July 13, 2022.
Once complete, you can submit your claim to the Claims Administrator in the following ways:
To: Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administration c/o Deloitte
By Mail: P.O. Box 1775, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5C 0A2
By Fax: 416-366-1102
By Email: Indiandayschools@deloitte.ca
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has dedicated Molly Bradstreet to assist community members in filling out the administrative portion of the form. She will be available to meet with community members on Thursdays starting February 20th, 2020. Please call the LMG at 418-788-2136 to make an appointment. If you require immediate assistance filling out your application, we ask that you call the FREE Claims Process and legal support hotline: 1-888-221-2898.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government acknowledges that by filling out your claim you may experience emotional distress. We offer a number of mental health services within our community that are available to help you: 418-788-2010. If you wish to seek support outside of the community, there is also a 24hr hotline dedicated to providing Mental Health Counselling and Crisis Support to claimants. To access these services, please contact: 1-855-242-3310.