Indian Boarding Homes Class Action Lawsuit & Claims

The Indian Boarding Homes Class Action addresses compensation for First Nations and Inuit children placed in private homes under the Indian Boarding Homes Program from 1951 to 1992. Eligible individuals can apply for compensation starting August 21, 2024. Use the eligibility checker and find claim forms on the official website: For assistance, contact designated representatives in your area.

What is the Indian Boarding Homes Class Action?

The Indian Boarding Homes Program was an educational program created by the Government of Canada, which placed children from First Nations communities and Inuit villages in other communities (usually non-Indigenous) to stay in private family homes for the purpose of attending school.

This settlement is in response to two legal actions (Quebec and Federal Court cases) filed on behalf of children who suffered harassment, abuse, loss of language and culture, and other harms as a result of their participation in the Indian Boarding Homes Program. Through the litigation, plaintiffs sought compensation, recognition, and justice for their experiences and harms suffered.