First Nations Child and Family Services and Jordan’s Principle Settlement

The Federal Court has approved the Settlement Agreement. The plaintiffs and Canada have agreed to a Settlement that requires Canada to pay $23.3 billion in compensation.

For more information, see the official notice and view the order.

It is not yet possible to make a claim for compensation.

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December 14th, 2023|Categories: Update|Tags: |
Oct 27, 2023

Settlement Agreement is Approved

Categories: Update|

On October 24, 2023, Federal Court Justice Aylen approved the Settlement Agreement. We’re now awaiting official documentation from the Federal Court. More information will be available soon.

What should I do now?

I want to receive compensation in this Settlement

You do not have to do anything now. Compensation is not guaranteed in this Settlement. Opting into the Settlement means you cannot personally litigate.

All legal advice related to this Settlement is provided at no cost.

Please contact the Administrator at 1-833-852-0755 for more information.

If necessary, the Administrator may refer legal questions to Class Counsel, who will provide further advice free of charge.

What you need to know

You may be included in the settlement if you are in one of the following groups:

First Nations children who, while under the age of majority between April 1, 1991 and March 31, 2022, were removed from their homes by child welfare authorities and placed into care funded by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

First Nations individuals who, while under the age of majority between April 1, 1991 and March 31, 2022, were placed off-reserve with a non-family caregiver and where a Child Welfare Authority was involved in the placement.

First Nations children (living both on-reserve and off-reserve) who were confirmed to need an essential service but faced a delay, denial or a gap in receiving that essential service between April 1, 1991 and November 2, 2017.

The parents or grandparents of Removed Child, Kith Child, Jordan’s Principle and Trout Child Classes.

Important Documents

There are several important documents to help you understand the Settlement and what it means.


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