Map of the distribution of independent valuation accounts. On November 23, 2005, the Canadian federal government announced the IRSSA compensation package.  This is the largest class action in Canadian history. On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Harper, on behalf of the Canadian government and all Canadians, apologized for violently evicting Aboriginal children from their homes and communities to attend Indian residential schools. In this historic excuse, the Prime Minister acknowledged that there is no place in Canada for the attitudes that created the school system to impose itself.  www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca/settlement.html The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) is an agreement between the Canadian government and approximately 86,000 Aboriginal peoples in Canada who at one time were enrolled in the Indian housing education system in Canada as children, a system introduced between 1879 and 1996. :1 The IRSSA has acknowledged the damage caused by residential schools and has implemented a $1.9 billion compensation package, called CEP (Common Experience Payment) for all former IRS students.   The agreement announced in 2006 was the largest class action in Canadian history. :1 In March 2016, a total of $1,622,422,106 was paid to 79,309 former students.
 As of December 31, 2018, an additional $3.174 billion has been paid through the Independent Assessment Process (IOP) for damages exceeding the IRS standard.  The benefits of federal compensation packages excluded survivors of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Since Canada did not build or have residential schools in that province (Newfoundland did not belong to Canada when the schools opened), the federal government argued that it was not responsible for compensation for former students. After survivors filed a class action lawsuit against the government, a $50 million deal was completed on May 10, 2016. The transaction was approved on September 28, 2016 by Justice Robert Stack and the Supreme Court of Labrador. On November 24, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador. More than 800 survivors in the province are now closed. On November 20, 2005, an agreement in principle was reached by the parties to the negotiations, with which Canada, represented by Frank Iacobucci, a retired Supreme Court of Canada judge, the plaintiffs` representative – the National Consortium and the Merchant Law Group (MLG), an independent advisor, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit representative, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Church of the United States of Canada and the  National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba Read reports published or written by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015 and 2016, as well as other historical reports and information on Aboriginal schools and schools.