IAP accepting applications from Kivalliq Hall claimants
May 16, 2019
The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is accepting applications to the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) for abuse claims at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.
Kivalliq Hall was added to the list of eligible schools under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) in July 2018 following a decision from the Nunavut Court of Appeal which upheld a lower Court decision.
The application deadline for Kivalliq Hall claimants is January 25, 2020.
The Government of Canada provided funding for the construction, operations and maintenance of Kivalliq Hall. The school operated between June 12, 1985 and December 31, 1997.
Canada will conduct a Notice Program that includes radio, television and print advertisements in local, regional and national media outlets to inform individuals who resided at Kivalliq Hall that they may be eligible for compensation under the IAP.
In addition, Secretariat staff are working with NTI and the Kivalliq Inuit Association to ensure that individuals who attended the facility have access to information about the IAP.
Individuals who resided at Kivalliq Hall may also be eligible for the Common Experience Payment, which is administered by the Government of Canada.
Individuals who want additional information, or who want to make a claim for compensation can call the toll-free IAP Info Line at 1-877-635-2648, , or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available for individuals who lived at Kivalliq Hall and for non-resident claimants:
The IAP was established in 2007 under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to resolve claims of serious physical, sexual or emotional abuse suffered at Indian Residential Schools.
The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has resolved more than 99% of the 38,000 claims it has received. The Secretariat is working towards resolving all remaining claims and completing its mandate by March 31, 2021.