Residential Schools Settlement Update for August 1st, 2007
The Opt Out deadline is August 20th, 2007. To remove yourself from the settlement, you must send in an Opt Out Form. You may obtain an Opt Out form by calling 1-866-879-4913 or by visiting the website at www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca. An Opt Out form was also enclosed in the Residential Schools Settlement Notice Update package, which you may have received by mail or at a community Outreach meeting. You must mail your Opt Out Form postmarked by August 20th, 2007 to Residential Schools Opt Outs, Suite 3-505, 133 Weber St North in Waterloo, ON N2J 3G9. If you Opt Out, that means you will not get any settlement payment – no CEP and no IAP money. You will not be bound by anything that happens in this settlement. Your only option will be to sue the Government or the Churches on your own. You may want to check with a lawyer before deciding to Opt Out.
The next status update will be available on August 8th, 2007.