As a result of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, online instead of in-person assistance will be available in April to claimants of a nationwide settlement to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit for harms suffered while attending federally operated day schools.
The claims process began in January for the Federal Indian Day School Class Action settlement, which offers former students a range of compensation between $10,000 and $200,000, based on abuse suffered.
Over a dozen in-person information sessions scheduled to take place in March and April across Canada were cancelled as a result of the pandemic. Sessions by video conference aimed at providing claimants with information about the claims process and how to complete the claim form began on April 8.
To assist Class Members with Claim Forms, please see list below for Community Assistance Sessions by way of video conference.
Upcoming online sessions:
More information here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/day-schools-settlement-online-help-1.5528216