Schools for the Deaf Class Action
- A class action on behalf of students of the Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf (“Drury”), the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf (“Whitney”), and the Robarts School for the Deaf (“Robarts”) and their predecessors (collectively, the “Schools”), has now settled.
- If you attended Drury at any time between September 1, 1963 and August 23, 2016, Whitney between September 1, 1938 and August 23, 2016, or Robarts between September 1, 1973 and August 23, 2016, please read this notice. If you know a former student please share this information with them.
- The Province of Ontario and the plaintiff have agreed to a $15 million Settlement, including legal fees, disbursements and applicable taxes, which will be deducted from the Settlement amount.
- There will be a court hearing on April 30, 2018 in Toronto to decide whether the Settlement of the lawsuit and lawyer’s fees should be approved.
- There is no money available now. If the court decides after April 30, 2018 that the settlement should be approved and you are part of the lawsuit, you can then make a claim.
- •If you wish to make a claim and you support the settlement, you do not have to do anything right now. If the settlement is approved, further notice will be sent out telling you how to make a claim.
- If you want to object to the Settlement, you have to send your objection by April 9, 2018.
To read the full Notice, please click here.
To view video of Notice in American Sign Language (ASL) please click here.