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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I locate records at Library and Archives Canada that prove my attendance at an Indian Day School, as part of the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement?

    Your first step is to consult Class Action - FAQ or call Gowling WLG at 1-844-539-3815 for information on who is eligible, and the application process. You may also visit Are you part of the Indian Day Schools class action?

    Library and Archives Canada does have records about Indian day schools, but most of these records do not prove attendance at the schools.  For more information about what is required to make a claim please consult the above links for additional information, including details on how to provide a sworn declaration. 

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