Information Update – Former Students of Mistassini Hostels
Former students who attended Mistassini Hostels have until September 2, 2013 to apply for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). As September 2, 2013 falls on a holiday, Service Canada will accept CEP applications from individuals who resided at the Mistassini Hostels until 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, on September 3, 2013. Those who may have already submitted an application do not need to reapply.
On March 27, 2013, Chief Justice Rolland of the Quebec Superior Court approved an Order allowing former students who resided at Mistassini Hostels to submit applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).
CEP application forms are available on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement – Official Court and Service Canada websites, in person at a Service Canada Center or by calling 1-866-879-4913.
IAP Application Forms are available on the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat website . For more information, please contact the Adjudication Secretariat directly at 1-877-635-2648.
This order is restricted to former students who resided at Mistassini Hostels and has no impact on the general CEP and IAP application deadline of September 19, 2012.
Applicants can call 1-866-565-4526 for updates on their applications.
If an application is denied in full or in part, the Applicant is advised of the reasons and may seek reconsideration. Additional information to support residency at an eligible Indian Residential School is not required, however, the applicant can choose to provide additional information to the CEP Response Center through mail, email, telephone or by fax to the locations listed below. Helpful information can include photographs, documents related to residential school tenure, written affidavits from fellow students or staff.
Common Experience Payment Response Centre:
P.O. Box 5260
Nepean LCD Merivale
Ottawa, ON K2C 3H5
CEP Response Center Toll Free: 1-866-565-4526
If you do not apply for the Reconsideration Process, you will not be able to appeal your assessment any further.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Reconsideration Process, you can request an appeal to the National Administration Committee (NAC), a committee of 7 members made up of one representative from each party to the Settlement Agreement. After reviewing your appeal, the NAC will make a decision and send it to the Appeal Administrator, along with the reasons or the decision. Applicants can get information about the status of their appeal by calling 1-866-879-4916.