Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

The Indian residential schools settlement has been approved by the Courts. The settlement provides:

  • At least $1.9 billion for “common experience” payments to former students who lived at one of the schools.
  • A process to allow those who suffered sexual or serious physical abuses, or other abuses that caused serious psychological effects, to get between $5,000 and $275,000 each—or more money if they can show a loss of income.
  • Money for programmes for former students and their families for healing, truth, reconciliation, and commemoration of the residential schools and the abuses suffered: $125 million for healing; $60 million to research, document, and preserve the experiences of the survivors; and $20 million for national and community commemorative projects.
  • For more information, please visit Website: Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement