Indian Day School Settlement

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Download the application form – with instructions & FAQS

McLean v Canada is a Class Action lawsuit against the Canadian government for the abuses suffered by students who were forced to attend ‘Indian Day Schools’ across Canada after 1920. This is the national Class Action seeking compensation for Indian Day School students and their families.

If you attended an Indian Day school and would like to be compensated as part of this class action, you must fill out an application form.

On August 19, 2019, the Federal Court approved the Settlement Agreement to compensate survivors for the harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 based on the level of harm experienced as well as the creation of a $200 million Legacy Fund to support commemoration projects, health and wellness projects, and language and culture initiatives.

The claims process begins November 19, 2019 pending the Claims Administrator opening up the Claims Process.

Download the application form – with instructions & FAQS

For more information about the Settlement and the Claims process please visit:

Facebook: @McLeanClassAction
Twitter:  @IndianDaySchool

You may also contact:

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Toll Free Number: 1 (844) 539-3815
Fax Number: 1 (613) 788-3629


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