Legacy Fund Engagement Process

National Outreach Sessions Registration

The McLean Day Schools Settlement Corporation (MDSSC) will support Federal Indian Day School Survivors and their families through the $200M MDSSC Legacy Fund which will help fund projects that support language & culture, healing & wellness, commemoration, and truth telling. The MDSSC Legacy Fund Outreach Process is a way for Survivors and their families to give us input directly to help guide the implementation of the Legacy Fund and ensure it is responsive to their needs.

MDSSC is engaging in its outreach process with Survivors and their families to solicit their input directly to help the MDSSC Board of Directors guide the implementation of the MDSSC Legacy Fund, and ensure it is responsive to Survivors and their families’ needs.

If you are a Federal Indian Day School Survivor, you may register for, and attend, a virtual National Outreach Session. These facilitated virtual sessions will involve guided questions intended to secure input on a variety of important issues, including how the MDSSC Legacy Fund should be administered and implemented. Each session will respect cultural and health protocols, and include Elders, mental health supports, and after-care.

MDSSC will conduct National Outreach Sessions, which will be bilingual with full interpretation available in both French and English. Please note that, due to difficulties with COVID-19 and differing protocols, we are no longer holding Regional Outreach Sessions at this time. If you are currently registered in a Regional Outreach Session for a date that has not been converted into a National Outreach Session, you will be contacted directly via email by MDSSC’s Outreach Team.

Please choose the National Outreach Session that best suits your schedule. Also, please note that if you are a Federal Indian Day School Survivor (or related to one) and are unable to attend a National virtual session, we encourage you to provide your input through our guided form, which may be submitted on our website, via email, or sent to our mailing address. For more information, click here.

Ways To Participate

Please Note

In order to ensure the highest level of participation, our Outreach Sessions have limited capacity. If the National Outreach Session you’d like to attend has the word “FULL” next to it, please feel free to select another Outreach Session and/or to provide us with input via a questionnaire on our website, by email or regular mail.

If you wish to register a group of Survivors for an outreach session (for example, Survivors’ Circle, friendship centre, First Nation or Inuit organization/community) please contact our Head of Outreach and Engagement directly by emailing

Outreach Session Dates
January 25, 2022: 11:30 AM – 4 PM EST

February 2, 2022: 11:30 AM – 4 PM EST

February 9, 2022: 11:30 AM – 4 PM EST

February 14, 2022: 11:30 AM – 4 PM EST

Please Complete the Registration Form

Health & Wellness Supports

Some Survivors may be triggered by discussions related to Federal Indian Day Schools. Your well-being is important to us. If you require immediate support, please contact Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 to access toll-free, 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention. These culturally-competent services are available in Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibway, French, and English.