Koskie Minsky LLP has commenced a class proceeding against the Province of Ontario on behalf of students of the following Ontario Training Schools:
(a) Reception and Assessment Centre – Oakville;
(b) Reception and Diagnostic Centre for Girls – Galt (Reception, Diagnostic, and Treatment Centre – Galt);
(c) Ontario Training School for Girls – Lindsay (Kawartha Lakes School);
(d) Trelawney House – Port Bolster;
(e) Reception Centre for Boys – Bowmanville (Reception Centre, Bowmanville);
(f) Ontario Training School for Boys – Simcoe (Glendale School);
(g) Ontario Training School for Boys, Hagersville Junior School (White Oaks Village);
(h) Ontario Training School for Boys, Hagersville Senior School (Sprucedale School);
(i) Ontario Training School for Boys, Bowmanville (Pine Ridge School);
(j) Ontario Training School for Boys, Cobourg (Brookside School);
(k) Ontario Training School for Boys, Guelph (Hillcrest School);
(l) Coldsprings Forestry Camp;
(m) Cecil Fraser School; and
(n) Project D.A.R.E.
The Plaintiff alleges that members of the class were physically, sexually and psychologically abused at the Schools. It is alleged that the Province of Ontario breached its fiduciary and common law duties to the class through the establishment, operation, and supervision of the Schools. In particular, it is alleged that the Province of Ontario failed to care for and protect class members, which resulted in loss or injury, including psychological trauma, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.