Indian Day School Attendees Canadian Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This Canada-wide settlement resolves a class action brought against the Government of Canada about harms suffered by students at federal Indian day schools. Students reported suffering verbal, physical, psychological, and sexual abuse by teachers, officials, other students, and third parties. The abuse ranges from mocking and humiliation to severe physical or sexual abuse.

Docket Number:


Company: Government of Canada

Filing Deadline: July 13, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 18, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide proof that you attended one of the listed schools and document any medical care or therapy you received.


You may be eligible if you attended at least one of the day schools listed during the time it was operated or controlled by Canada and suffered a recognized harm as a result. Class members who passed away on or after July 31, 2007 may also be eligible for compensation. See the list of schools included at https://indiandayschools.com/en/wp-content/uploads/schedule-k.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash awards of $10,000 to $200,000 CDN, depending on level of abuse. A $200,000,000 CDN Legacy Fund has also been established to support commemoration projects, health and wellness programs, and language and culture initiatives. See the claim form and Notice for further details.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Law Firm:
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Claim Form: Indian Day School Attendees Canadian Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: McLean v Canada

Settlement Website: Indian Day School Attendees Canadian Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator
c/o Deloitte
P.O. Box 1775
Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 0A2
Phone: 1 (888) 221-2898
Fax: 416-366-1102

Tags: Denigration Harassment Physical or Sexual Abuse, Government, School, Sexual Abuse