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Schedule 1 Institutions


Overview

Koskie Minsky LLP has initiated lawsuits against the Province of Ontario on behalf of survivors of sixteen provincially operated residential institutions for persons with developmental disabilities. The court must still decide whether these lawsuit can become class actions. There will be a court hearing to decide whether class actions can proceed.

The institutions that are sought to be included in the class action are below:

  • Pine Ridge, Aurora;
  • St. Lawrence Regional Centre, Brockville;
  • D’Arcy Place, Cobourg;
  • Adult Occupational Centre, Edgar;
  • Bluewater Centre, Goderich;
  • Muskoka Centre, Gravenhurst; CPRI, London;
  • Midwestern Regional Centre, Palmerson;
  • Prince Edward Heights, Picton;
  • St. Thomas Adult Rehabilitation and Training Centre;
  • Northwestern Regional Centre, Thunder Bay;
  • Surry Place Centre, Toronto;
  • Durham Centre for the Developmentally Handicapped, Whitby;
  • Oxford Regional Centre, Woodstock; 
  • The Nipissing Regional Centre, North Bay; and
  • L.S. Penrose Centre, Kingston.

    (the “Facilities”)
The proposed members of the class are:
 
i.all persons who resided at any of the Facilities between September 1, 1963 and the closure of the Facilities who were alive as of June 16, 2012; and
 
ii.all parents, spouses, children and siblings of persons who resided at any of the Facilities between March 31, 1978 and their closure, and who were alive as of June 16, 2012.


Please contact Koskie Minsky LLP if you were a resident of any of these facilities, or you know any former residents.

Email: institutionalabuse@kmlaw.ca

Tollfree: 1-888-723-4304

 

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Latest Developments

July 8, 2014

The plaintiff has filed material seeking funding from the Class Proceedings Fund for these proposed class actions. 

June 16, 2014The Statement of Claim in respect of residents of all the facilities is available here. The Statement of Claim in respect of residents of Adult Occupational Centre, Edgar is available here. The Statement of Claim in respect of residents of D’Arcy Place, Cobourg is available here.

Important Note: This website is intended to provide general information only. Despite our best efforts, it is not always completely up to date and should not be relied upon to make important legal decisions. This website does not offer legal advice and is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. It does not eliminate the need to obtain independent legal advice. Communications through this website will not be treated as private, privileged or confidential. It does not create a solicitor-client, fiduciary or other relationship. Whether you are a class member or not in a particular class action or not depends upon the court order made in that particular case. This website will be updated from time to time with information as it becomes available.