NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL AND CLAIMS PROCESS
Information from Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars:
Did you attend an Indian Residential School as a student during the day but not sleep there overnight?
Did your parent attend an Indian Residential School as a student during the day but not sleep there overnight?
Are you the estate executor, administrator, trustee or liquidator or the heir of someone who attended an Indian Residential School as a student during the day but not sleep there overnight and who died on or
after May 30, 2005?
If yes, this notice is for you. It is authorized by the Federal Court.
Please read it carefully because it affects your legal rights.
What is this notice for?
There is a settlement in a certified class action called Gottfriedson v. Canada (Federal Court File No. T-1542-12) for the claims of Day Scholars (the "Survivor Class") and their children (the "Descendant Class"). Day Scholars are students who attended Indian Residential Schools during the day only and did not sleep there overnight. A Federal Court judge approved the settlement agreement on September 24, 2021, and that agreement is now binding on all Survivor Class and Descendant Class members who did not opt out.
What settlement was approved?
The settlement contains benefits for both the Day Scholar Survivor Class and the Descendant Classes:
$10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment: Each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School during the day only (but did not sleep there overnight) any time between 1920 and 1997 is eligible to apply for a $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment. A list of Indian Residential Schools that had or could have had Day Scholars can be found at the end of this Notice, and online at https://www.justicefordayscholars.com/schools-lists/. In cases where the Day Scholar died on or after May 30, 2005, the deceased Day Scholar's estate or heirs may apply for the Day Scholar Compensation Payment.