Class Action Lawsuit: Residential Schools


To Any Aboriginal Band in Canada who had Band members attend an Indian Residential School and has or had an Indian Residential School on or proximate to Band lands or property

A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights.

A court authorized this notice. You are not being sued.

  • You could be affected by a class action lawsuit involving the Kamloops and Sechelt Indian Residential Schools and additional Indian Residential Schools (the “Schools”) (see attached Appendix ‘A’ for the list of eligible schools).
  • A Court has approved the lawsuit as a class action that may include anyone who attended at any Indian Residential School, for any times they attended as a “Day Scholar” (i.e. non-resident student) as well as their children and the bands within communities that contained a Residential School. The Plaintiffs in the class action are suing the Government of Canada (“Canada”) claiming that it is responsible for damages arising from attendance at the Schools. Attached to this Notice is a copy of the June 18, 2015 Court Order of Justice Harrington. This Order, and all other decisions related to this lawsuit can also be found on the Federal Court website at:

Click here to view the full Opt-In Notice

You have to decide whether to opt into the Class before a possible trial, and you have to decide this by February 29, 2016.

If you fit this description please contact Mike Isaac, Communications Officer at 418-788-2136 or