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Crown Ward Class Action Reaches Proposed Settlement

The Government of Ontario has agreed to a proposed settlement for all persons who were alive as of January 22, 2012, who were Crown Wards in Ontario at any time from the period on or after January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017 and suffered physical or sexual assault before or while a Crown Ward. Please note that this settlement is conditional on the approval of the Court. 

The Court will hold a Settlement Approval Hearing on May 12, 2021.  At this hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the proposed settlement (as fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of the Class) and the request for Plaintiffs’ counsel’s legal fees, disbursements and taxes.  More information about the Class Action Lawsuit and hearing is available here.

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services will continue to share information as it becomes available.

The lawyers for the Plaintiffs are Koskie Minsky LLP of Toronto, Ontario:

Koskie Minsky LLP
Phone: 1-866-778-7985
Email: OCWclassaction@kmlaw.ca
Website: www.kmlaw.ca/cases/crown-ward-class-action