We are pleased to advise that the Government of Ontario has agreed to a $15 million Proposed Settlement of this class action. A copy of the proposed Settlement Agreement can be viewed here.
If the Proposed Settlement is approved, persons who while under the age of 18 were segregated for more than 6 consecutive hours at a Youth Justice Facility in Ontario may qualify for damages payments. The Proposed Settlement applies to persons who were segregated between April 1, 2004 and December 17, 2018 at one the following Ontario Youth Justice Facilities:
• Bluewater Youth Centre
• Brookside Youth Centre
• Cecil Facer Youth Centre
• Donald Doucet Youth Centre
• Invictus Youth Centre
• Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre
• Roy McMurtry Youth Centre
• Sprucedale Youth Centre
• Toronto Youth Assessment Centre
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will be holding a virtual settlement approval hearing on October 14, 2021. The hearing will start at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and can be accessed through this link: https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/63485119620?pwd=aVRtZUI5aGJmcVFHWWV0RXQrQkZWZz09
If you support or object to the Proposed Settlement, you may submit a statement of support or objection to the Court. The deadline for submitting a statement of support or objection is October 7, 2021. Click here for more information about submitting a statement of support or objection.
If the Proposed Settlement is approved by the Court, a notice will be sent to class members regarding the process for making claims for damages payments.
Should you have any questions about the Proposed Settlement, please do not hesitate to contact us: