The IAP application deadline passed on September 19, 2012.
In July 2018, Kivalliq Hall, in Rankin Inlet, was added to the list of eligible schools under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The deadline for application for Kivalliq Hall claimants is January 25, 2020.
Click here for more information on Kivalliq Hall
All claimants must complete and sign an application form.
The Secretariat will use the information you give in the Application Form to:
- decide if your claim fits within this Independent Assessment Process;
- decide which processes and rules apply to your claim;
- research your attendance at the school(s) and to find documents relating to your claim; and,
- help the Adjudicator ask you questions about your residential school abuse and how that abuse has affected your life.
What if I sent in my application on the deadline but it was not received at the IAP offices until a few days later?
As long as your application is postmarked or electronically dated by 11:59 on the deadline, it will be considered.
Do all of the documents have to be submitted by the deadline in order for my application to be considered?
No, you do not have to submit all your documents by the deadline. By submitting just an application before the deadline, it will be considered received into the IAP.
If it is incomplete, the Secretariat will contact you about any missing information. Other documents related to your claim can be submitted at a later date. If you are contacted by the Secretariat about your application please read all correspondence carefully and if you require clarification, speak to your lawyer, a client support officer or call the IAP info line at 1-866-879-4913.
Applying after the deadline
My application was sent just a few days after the deadline. Will it be considered?
No. Applications must be postmarked no later than the deadline, to be considered.
What will happen if I apply after the deadline?
If your application is postmarked after the application deadline, we cannot accept it. We will send you a letter saying that your application has not been accepted.
Will you return my application if it is not accepted?
We cannot return original documents. However, on request we will provide you with a copy of the documents you submitted.
If I apply after the deadline, will you tell me if I have an eligible IAP claim?
No. We do not review applications postmarked after the application deadline.
Can I appeal to the Chief Adjudicator?
If your application is not accepted because it was postmarked after the deadline, the Chief Adjudicator cannot hear your appeal.
What other options do I have to get compensation for my residential school experience? Can I sue?
We cannot give legal advice. You should consult a lawyer to discuss the options that may be available to you.
Guide to the Independent Assessment Process Application
Application Form to the Independent Assessment Process (Updated April 2019, for use by Kivalliq Hall applicants only)
Updated May 2019