Residential school day scholars now eligible for compensation


Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:12pm

Toronto, Ont.—When the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement was created in 2006, students who attended federally-run schools were allowed $10,000 for the first year of living at a residential school and $3000 for each year succeeding year. However, those who only attended residential schools during the day, but were able to go home at night, were left out of the settlement.

In October 2021, the Federal Court has approved a day scholar settlement that includes individual compensation of $10,000 and a $50 million, agreeing that day residential school survivors suffered the s...

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