Day School Settlement Agreement

In order to avoid unnecessary administrative delays, applicants are strongly advised to carefully review their application form before submitting it. If you would like assistance to fill out your application form, call the class council at 1-844-539-3815 or send an email dayschools@gowlingwlg.com. January 13, 2020 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs CanadaToday marks an important and important opportunity with the entry into force of the Indian Federal Schools Colony. This means that thousands of indigenous people who have suffered damage because they attended state-run Indian Day Schools can now claim long-awaited compensation. Work will also begin to produce healing, education and remembrance. These regulations show that survivors` priorities can be achieved through negotiation rather than litigation. It combines individual compensation and investments to help former students on their current paths of healing. This regulation is based on the premise that those who were sent to the Federal Indian Day Schools were harmed. All eligible students receive at least $10,000 in individual compensation for damages caused by school attendance. For those who have experienced more serious abuses, there is additional compensation. The colony also allocates $200 million to community legacy projects to support commemorative projects, health and wellness programs, «truth telling» events, and the restoration and preservation of Aboriginal languages and culture. This funding is managed by mcLean Day School Settlement Corporation, an independent not-for-profit corporation. Grants are made available to organizations for the implementation of projects within communities.

The Corporation is in the process of developing the policies and procedures that organizations must follow to apply for grants, and these will be made available in the coming weeks. The Indian Federal Schools Colony represents a historic step forward in Canada`s efforts to repair the damage caused by Indian Day Schools run by the state. Canada will continue to work with survivors and Aboriginal partners to promote reconciliation, promote Aboriginal languages and culture, and support the healing and commemoration of those affected by the harmful policies of the past. The Colony of the Federal Indian Day Schools will provide 10,000 $US in individual compensation to thousands of indigenous people who have suffered damage by visiting Indian Day Schools run by the Confederation. Additional compensation will be allocated for other cases of physical and sexual abuse, with amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, based on the seriousness of the abuse. Participants are invited to provide their name, date of birth, contact information and the name of the day school you attended and the years visited. Applicants must also provide a description of any ill-treatment or damage they suffered during the school day. In March 2019, the complainants announced that they had obtained a class action with Canada to compensate survivors for the abuse they suffered while attending the nationwide Indian Day Schools. Indian Day School class members include all survivors who attended Day Schools run by Confederation, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis.at. Recognizing that families and communities have also been harmed by day school abuses, the Indian Day School Colony is also providing a $200 million legacy fund to support health and wellness programs, commemoration projects, and language and cultural initiatives for Aboriginal communities.