Update on Class Actions that Impact the Treaty# 3 Nations
The Federal Indian Day School Class Action was certified on June 21, 2018 in the Federal Court. Canada agreed to pay compensation to eligible Class Members with the severity of harms they suffered while attending an Indian Day School. If you received a letter or phone call from Gowling WLG, you are registered.
Being registered allows us to contact you with important updates. It does not qualify you for compensation. To qualify for compensation, you must have gone to a school listed in Schedule K and be accepted by the Claim Administrator as being an eligible Class Member. The Claims Process is not yet available.
The Claims Form can be reviewed and documents prepared pending the Claims Administrator opening up the Claims Process after November 19, 2019. Those wishing to remove themselves from this Settlement and as Class Members must file an Opt Out Form before November 18, 2019.
No compensation is available under this Settlement for those who choose to opt out of it. An Opt Out Form can be downloaded here.
August 30 2019 was the deadline to completing the 60’s Scoop application form.
*INFORMATION FOR ANY 60’S SCOOP CLAIMANT WHO MISSED THE DEADLINE – YOU CAN ASK COLLECTIVA’S RECONSIDERATION OFFICER TO CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS * The forms need to be sent in by November 30th 2019.
For any 60’s Scoop claimants who missed the deadline due to circumstances – you can still apply to the Reconsideration Officer at Collectiva.
Contact details for Collectiva 1-844-287-4270 firstname.lastname@example.org
Collectiva’s main office number 1- 514-287-1000
Notice Program and Disposition of the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Records of Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS)
Claimants may wish to request copies of their IAP or ADR records, to keep or to share as they choose. Those who wish to preserve their records for history may choose to share them with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). To share their records with the NCTR, claimants must complete a consent form. The consent form is available on the www.MyRecordsMyChoice.ca website. Claimants who aren’t sure whether they want to share their records can request a copy of their records from the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat to review before they make a decision. To request a copy of their records they can contact the IAP Information toll-free at 1-877-635-2648 or visit www.MyRecordsMyChoice.ca.
For more information on the above announcements please contact:
Delores Kelly, Cultural Coordinator/Manager, Indian Residential School program (IRS) 807-464-0037 email@example.com
Larry Henry, Regional Health Support Worker, Indian Residential School program (IRS) 807-464-4638 firstname.lastname@example.org