Compensation is available for Impacted First Nations and eligible individuals subject to a drinking water advisory that lasted at least one year between November 20, 1995 and June 20, 2021.
Check the list or explore the map of Impacted First Nations to see if your community/Band is on the list.
As an individual, you can submit a Claim Form even if your First Nation does not submit a Band Council Acceptance Resolution. Individuals can also apply for additional compensation for Specified Injuries.
The settlement specifically excludes members of the following First Nations:
- Tsuu T’ina Nation
- Sucker Creek First Nation
- Ermineskin Cree Nation
- Blood Tribe (Kainai Nation)
- Okanagan Indian Band
The listed First Nations are bringing their claims in a different way, so their members are not eligible for compensation under this settlement. If you are unsure whether the Settlement Agreement applies to you, please contact Class Counsel at email@example.com or 1-833-265-7589 (toll free).
Important note if you were born before November 20, 1995
Legislative limitations in Canadian law place limits on how long adults have to bring a lawsuit forward after an event happens.
In the case of this settlement, individuals born before November 20, 1995 are eligible for compensation only for events that happened after November 20, 2013 up to June 20, 2021.
If your First Nation’s water advisory ended before November 20, 2013, you would not be eligible.
There are exceptions to this if you were unable to begin a proceeding for a claim before November 20, 2013 because of a physical, mental or psychological condition.
Please see the Individual Claim Form for more details or contact the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 1-833-252-4220 or Class Counsel at email@example.com or toll-free at 1-833-265-7589.