On October 23, 2023, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) legal counsel, along with representatives for class action parties Moushoom and Trout, went before the Federal Court of Canada to seek the approval of the Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) on compensation at a Settlement Approval Hearing. On October 24, 2023, the Federal Court Justice overseeing the case issued a verbal decision approving the FSA. This is a major milestone in the compensation process and is the result of decades of First Nations-led advocacy at the CHRT and in the class action process.
At this time we are awaiting the Court Order approving the FSA from the Federal Court of Canada. For general questions related to the class action, eligibility, the claims process, or to be connected to class counsel, please contact the Class Action Administrator, Deloitte, by telephone at 1-833-852-0755 or visit www.fnchildclaims.ca to sign up for updates.
We understand that the ongoing developments and Federal Court Hearing may be upsetting and potentially triggering for some individuals. To access support contact the Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 or online at www.hopeforwellness.ca/. Children and youth can also call Kids Help Phone anytime at 1-800-668-6868 or Text FIRST NATIONS to #686868.
You may find out more about the Settlement by reading these documents:
Information on the class action and claims process is available on the Administrator’s website, visit www.fnchildclaims.ca to read more and sign up for updates. You can also contact the Class Action Administrator, Deloitte, by telephone at 1-833-852-0755 or email [email protected].
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm ET (closed on Statutory Holidays)
Individuals seeking additional information can call the AFN First Nation Child and Family Services Compensation Information Desk at 1-888-718-6496. Additionally, you can email us at [email protected].