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Schedule 1 Institutions


Koskie Minsky LLP initiated lawsuits against the Province of Ontario on behalf of survivors of twelve provincially operated residential institutions for persons with developmental disabilities. The court has certified these actions as a class proceeding that will now proceed towards the common issues trial. It is alleged that the Province was negligent in the management and operation of the twelve institutions, resulting in systemic abuse and harm to the former residents. 

The institutions included in the class action are below. The proposed members of the class are all persons alive as of June 16, 2012 who resided at the following “Facilities” as a resident during the particular time periods indicated below: 

St. Lawrence Regional Centre

April 1, 1975 - June 30, 1983

L.S. Penrose Centre

April 1, 1974 - March 31, 1977

D’Arcy Place

Sept. 1, 1963 - Dec. 31, 1996

Oxford Regional Centre

April 1, 1974 - March 31, 1996 and the “Mental Retardation Unit” or “MR Unit” between Jan, 1, 1969 - March 31, 1974

Midwestern Regional Centre
Sept. 1, 1963 - March 31, 1998

Adult Occupational Centre (Edgar)

Jan. 1, 1966 - March 31, 1999

Durham Centre for Developmentally Handicapped

April 1, 1974 - Sept. 28, 1986

Muskoka Centre

Aug. 28, 1973 - June 30, 1993

Prince Edward Heights

Jan. 1, 1971 - Dec. 31, 1999

Northwestern Regional Centre

April 1, 1974 - March 31, 1994

Bluewater Centre

April 1, 1976 - Dec. 20, 1983

Pine Ridge

Sept. 1, 1963 - Aug. 31, 1984


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



Latest Developments

September 10, 2015

The parties have agreed to a timetable of the steps in this case. The next step will be for the defendant to deliver a statement of defence by October 12, 2015. To read a complete copy of the timetable, click here

August 20, 2015

These actions have been certified and will now proceed as a class proceeding. A copy of the certification order is available here. A press release is available here.

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