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What is a “claimant”?

In the cases of Settlements, the claimant is the person whose claim it is. You may be a representative of a claimant if you are applying on their behalf.

“One that asserts a right or title”

What is a “class counsel”?

Are the court-appointed lawyers for all Class Members* which provides free legal advice to Class Members regarding the Claims Process**Also advises Claimants on level selection.

* unless class member has hired separate legal counsel, ** as above.

What is a “claims administrator”?

Is the Court-appointed body that receives and reviews Claim Forms and determines Claimant eligibility and level of compensation. Also updates Claimant on status of a claim.

What happens if I “opt out” of a Settlement?

Opting out is a permanent decision. Those who chose to opt out will not receive compensation under the Settlement. They do, however, retain the right to bring their own action against Canada at their own cost for harms suffered.

Why is the term “Indian” used in these Settlements?

Federal “Indian Day Schools” and “Indian Residential Schools” were created under Canada’s Indian Act, which applied to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The schools, and their name, reflect the dark reality of Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples.