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Schedule 1 Institutions


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;
  • Midwestern Regional Centre, Palmerson;
  • Prince Edward Heights, Picton;
  • Northwestern Regional Centre, Thunder Bay;
  • Durham Centre for the Developmentally Handicapped, Whitby;
  • Oxford Regional Centre, Woodstock; 
  • 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.


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Latest Developments

June 3, 2015

The certification motion in this action is scheduled to be heard in September. The plaintiff’s factum is scheduled to be delivered by July 17. The certification motion is the hearing that determines whether the law suit is allowed to go forward as a class action. 

February 18, 2015

The crown has served the plaintiff with responding motion records for the certification motion. This means the crown has served the written evidence it intends to rely on at the court hearing about whether this case should become a class action.

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.